Lorde Just Teased Her New Album And Everyone Is Freaking Out
“This new thing, its got it owns colours now. If you know anything about my work, you’ll know what that means...the work is so fucking good. I am truly jazzed for you to hear it.”
Lorde has given an update on her highly anticipated and long-awaited new album, telling fans the music is straight up “fucking good”.
The New Zealand singer surprised fans by sending out an email newsletter this morning, marking the first update she’s given since she announced she’d be delaying the album’s release after the death of her beloved dog Pearl at the end of last year. The album is the followup to 2017’s acclaimed Melodrama.
“I realised the other day it had been a minute since we chatted, and I was missing you,” she wrote. “Do you wear your hair long or short now? Did you take your piercings out? You’ll be pleased to know my hair is big and long again.”
“I think after Melodrama came out I said I wouldn’t put out another record until my hair was long — both because hair takes time to grow, and I knew I needed time, and because I knew the next record would require the longest and wildest hair yet.”
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“I started going back to the studio again in December, just for something to do, and to my surprise, good things came out,” she wrote. “Happy, playful things.”
She’s once again teamed up with Melodrama collaborator Jack Antonoff, laying down tracks in Los Angeles and Auckland.
“It flowed. A thing started to take shape. And then, of course, the world shut down. We’re still working away—Jack and I FaceTimed for over an hour this morning going over everything. But it’ll take a while longer.”
She also wrote that she understood fans’ frustrations with the long wait between music, but we’ll have to wait just a little longer.
“I understand — I want nothing more than to feed you treats, pop perfect morsels straight into your little mouths,” she wrote. “But as I get older I realise there’s something to be said for the pleasant feeling of waiting for something of quality to become available to you. You could have something of lesser quality much faster, but as the high quality thing comes into fruition, a warm feeling grows inside you. Do you know what I mean?
“So if you can, I’d like for you to try tuning in to the time spent waiting for something of the highest quality to arrive. Enjoy the sensation as it builds. When the moment comes, our wave will crest super fucking high.
“I can tell you, this new thing, it’s got its own colours now. If you know anything about my work, you’ll know what that means…The work is so fucking good, my friend. I am truly jazzed for you to hear it.”
Predictably, it took about 0.2 seconds for fans to lose their fucking minds.
lorde saved 2020 by writing an email pic.twitter.com/JOLg270haq
— Mihai (@blankIDyuh) May 19, 2020
lorde, lorde, lorde and lorde coming to save 2020 pic.twitter.com/dQGKLhqLu3
— ًisa (@KIDKR0WCD) May 19, 2020
lorde and jack antonoff are making another album together…2020 has been saved, coronavirus has been cured and i have a reason to live again
a classic is coming. pic.twitter.com/KeBSUDFEbR
— james | fan account (@manicsummers) May 19, 2020
lorde is making new music omg 2020 saved just like that pic.twitter.com/zWxvf4JfHe
— kate (@fiImsbi) May 19, 2020
Read the full update from Lorde here.
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