Lorde Releases Statement Updating Fans on New Music
Text: Jillian Fabiano
“The work is so fucking good, my friend”
On May 19, Lorde published a newsletter stating new music is underway and that it is “so fucking good.” New music has been highly anticipated since Lorde’s last release Melodrama in 2017. This is major news for Lorde fans everywhere, since the last time Lorde published a newsletter, she revealed that new music would be delayed due to the passing of her dog Pearl, whom she cared for deeply.
Lorde went back to the studio in December and she recorded with Melodrama collaborator Jack Antonoff in Auckland and Los Angeles. “The work is so fucking good my friend, I am truly jazzed for you to hear it,” she wrote. Lorde explains that this new album will be something different. “I can tell you, this new thing, it’s got its own colours now.”
Although Lorde is not quite sure whether or not she will ever tour again, she’s excited to get back out there. “I knew I needed a break from touring at the end of the last cycle,” she wrote. “I was finding the combination of brutal stage fright and having no fixed home and no connection with what I ate or where I lived extremely grim.”
But after some time off, Lorde thinks she may be ready again for the stage. “I know now how excited I am to get back out there,” says Lorde. “I want to see a huge line of you outside my hotel, I want to hug you all, and hold your hands.”
While we wait for the new music, it will be Melodrama on repeat. Read Lorde’s full newsletter below.