Loreen has admitted to experimenting with the Mexican psychedelic drug ayahuasca, saying “I have taken it to get more in touch with myself.” In an upcoming interview with Elle magazine, Loreen discusses her experiences with the drug, which she first used prior to her 2012 Melodifestivalen comeback and Eurovision victory.

Loreen told Elle that on several occasions she had travelled to Mexico and taken part in an ayahuasca ceremony, under the guidance of a priest. She explained, “It is not a drug thing. One takes ayahuasca for access to a larger part of the brain. Everything becomes so much clearer.”

The drug is made from brewed leaves of the South American jungle vine ayahuasca, usually combined with other plants containing the restricted drug DMT. According to Wikipedia, “people who have consumed ayahuasca report having spiritual revelations regarding their purpose on earth, the true nature of the universe, as well as deep insight into how to be the best person they possibly can.”

Another one from Elle Magazine @johanlindeberg @ellesverige @crapdiem #ellemagazine #IMINITWITHYOU #IIIWY

A photo posted by Loreen Talhaoui (@loreenofficial) on


The “Euphoria” singer first used the drug four years ago. She said, “It meant a lot to me, because I could see myself from outside.” Was Loreen’s ayahuasca experience what led her to “Euphoria” and her eventual Eurovision victory?

But what might have worked for Loreen won’t necessarily work for everyone. Swedish newspaper Expressen talked a drug expert who cautioned readers that ayahuasca is “very much is a drug, and it can be very harmful,” noting also that “you get hallucinations and a state that can be both pleasant and unpleasant and anxiety-causing.”

Loreen performs at the Life Ball after party in Vienna

Wiwibloggs reviews Loreen’s new single “I’m In It With You”

TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE LATEST SWEDEN NEWS CLICK HERE

11 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
fikri
fikri
6 years ago

that explains a lot. props to her for being honest and being sophisticated by using a drug i can’t even pronounce. <3

Adam
Adam
6 years ago

I love her mystic and hippie ways so much, if drugs help her be more amazing then someone please give her all that she needs 🙂

Hollandique
6 years ago

Who cares? She’s fantastic in every way!

Len Whitney
Len Whitney
6 years ago

Here in Southern California, no one would bat an eye at a performer admitting to taking part in an ayahuasca retreat. It really is considered to be a spiritual/religious journey, and isn’t anything where you just pop a drug and watch the pretty psychedelic illusions. I have had friends who went to Mexico for just that purpose, and it is a gut-wrenching experience (you go through an agony of nausea and even vomiting before the “enlightenment’ and “clarity” reveal themselves. I don’t judge Loreen for undergoing this experience, since anyone who takes on the time money and trouble to attend… Read more »

Hanner McSinny/Calvin
Hanner McSinny/Calvin
6 years ago

Okay I want everyone to stop for a moment and think: are you honestly surprised?

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

So now the song “Euphoria” makes perfect sense. Just kidding.

So long she is not addicted to some well-known drugs, that is kinda fine.

: this is a good article. Article title is a bit clickbait-ish but her purpose of taking the drug is very informative and… really Loreen-ish.

@alex: lol

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

Ah I shouldn’t have clicked on this, I dont want the image of my Queen Loreen to be tarnished, but I guess that it would be similar to smoking weed, which alot of famous musicians do, and apparently it gives them the inspiration for some of their best songs
I thought that Loreen seemed “high”. or even “enlightened” when she performed the interval act medley at Eurovision 2013…just seemed a little different to her usual perfomances

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

can’t say i am surprised because she looked high many times on TV lol.

Her new song is absolutely fantastic, she should book some TV appearances in Europe and promote it. Why is it so hard for her record company? It’s a hit waiting to happen. They shouldn’t let it die.

Nott
Nott
6 years ago

I still wonder why we know so little about Loreen’s upcoming album, I mean it’s scheduled for release next month and we don’t even know its title (apparently “Paper Light” isn’t a sure thing after all).

Hopefully Loreen’s gonna work out these rumoured problems with her record company (whatever these might be) and give us another masterpiece.

Dar
Dar
6 years ago

she does sometimes seem dazed and confused .. good for her

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
6 years ago

Actually, I knew it. I mean, Loreen is a great artist, but she is also a bit “hippie” ahah. Anyhow, she is still the best.