New Zealand songstress Lorde, who last dropped an album in 2017, might finally make a comeback with a new record in 2021, as her official website shared a fresh cover art for what might be her new single or her album title called ‘Solar Power’. The 24-year-old crooner was then all over Twitter as fans could not keep calm with the good news.
Lorde’s close pal Jack Antonoff, who produced her hit 2017 album ‘Melodrama’, also shared the cover art on his official Instagram account with the caption, “YESSIRRRRRRR.” Lorde had informed her fans in 2020 about recording new music with Jack Antonoff in Auckland and Los Angeles. She had published a newsletter in May 2020, which revealed that work is underway on the follow-up to 2017’s 'Melodrama’. "The work is so f***ing good, my friend. I am truly jazzed for you to hear it.” A lot of social media users erupted with joy on Twitter over the new collaboration of the iconic duo.
Are Lorde and Jack Antonoff dating?
The rumors of Jack Antonoff dating Lorde go back to 2017 when they both worked on the latter’s album ‘Melodrama’. Antonoff, who is also a lead singer of the indie band Bleachers, also has an impressive CV when it comes to his individual work. The 37-year-old singer-songwriter is a frequent collaborator with musicians like Taylor Swift, St Vincent, Lana Del Rey, Kevin Abstract, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Chicks and Troye Sivan.
Speaking of their rumored relationship, a media strategist made a 29-page PowerPoint presentation in 2018, proving them as lovebirds also claiming that he cheated on his then gal-pal Lena Dunham with Lorde, as reported by Mashable. Lena Dunham, who dated Antonoff for five years, also shed light on the rumors of him dating her close friend Lorde after their break-up saying, “I don’t think anything happened between them. I can never know someone else’s life. I have never spoken to Ella (Lorde) about it. We haven’t talked since Jack and I broke up. It was awful, and I couldn’t do anything about it except trust that what he was saying to me was true”, as reported by USA Today.
When Lorde and Jack Antanoff both denied dating rumors
Lorde and Jack Antanoff have both denied rumors of dating each other in the past. In a now-deleted tweet, the latter labeled the rumors as “dumb hetero normative gossip”. According to the website Distractify, he had tweeted, “Normally I would never address rumors but I resent having the most important friendships and working relationships in my life reduced to dumb hetero normative gossip. Those relationships are deeply important and sacred. With that said, I'm not seeing anyone."
In 2018, Lorde also shut down the rumors of her dating Antanoff. According to NME magazine, Lorde told her fans in an Instagram Live video, “Guys, never. No. Jack and I are not dating. For the last time. I love him, he’s awesome” adding “But we’re not dating. Please!”
‘Lorde is coming and Jack is producing we won’
Social media users got really excited with Antanoff again joining hands with Lorde on her new project. Speaking on the same, one said, “Ahh, Jack antonoff is backkk at itttt. Lorde Antonoff duo back in the killing letsfuckinggoooo.” Another tweeted, “Today’s the day the world changes bc Lorde and Jack are back and that’s what we’ve needed.” One added, “Lorde is coming and jack is producing we won.”
The next one shared, “Lorde and jack antonoff haven’t released shit since 2017 and suddenly they’re both back in this good year of 2021... did they plan this or something.” Meanwhile, another noted, “Lorde album produced by jack antonoff???? could life get any better.” One person concluded, “Can’t wait for whoever made the jack x lorde powerpoint to update it.”