Is Lorde going to return with new music soon? Singer urges fans to vote in elections, promises gift next year
Posting to Instagram stories, Lorde encouraged her fans who are above the age of 18 to register to vote in the upcoming elections in New Zealand
Will be hearing a new Lorde song soon? According to the singer herself, she will be releasing new music, but on a condition. Lorde, who is one of the most elusive pop stars of current times, took to her official Instagram handle to tease the arrival of new music, but only if her fans register to vote in the upcoming elections in New Zealand. 'Hey. Are u from New Zealand? I am.', the Instastory began. 'If you're 18+ it's time to VOTE!
Posting to her Instagram stories for the first time in months, Lorde encouraged her fans who are above the age of 18 to register to vote in the upcoming elections in New Zealand. The 'Royals' singer, who was born in New Zealand and still resides there, promised to treat her fans with new music if they registered to vote. The Pop Crave account on Twitter posted the screenshots of the 23-year-old singer's Instagram stories with the following tweet, "Lorde hints at releasing new music next year if fans in New Zealand vote in upcoming election: "Do it for our beautiful country...And next year I’ll give you something in return."
A Lorde fan account posted more screenshots of Lorde's stories and wrote, "Lorde NEW Instagram Stories! "Did you miss this chaotic energy on Instagram?…Miss you. Speak to you soon. You know what to do."
.@Lorde hints at releasing new music next year if fans in New Zealand vote in upcoming election:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 7, 2020
“Do it for our beautiful country...And next year I’ll give you something in return.” pic.twitter.com/M5KaKJIxkR
:rotating_light: Lorde NEW Instagram Stories! :rotating_light: (part 3)— Lorde fix :wilted_flower: BlackLivesMatter (@Lorde_fix) October 8, 2020
“Did u miss this chaotic energy on Instagram?…”
“Miss you. Speak to you soon. You know what to do” pic.twitter.com/bm6iTCFAaR
Fans were quick to react to Lorde's messages and started to trend the pop star's name on Twitter. One excited fan, in all-caps, tweeted, "Holy shit I'm late but what the f**k lorde is coming OMG my is gonna come to life ahhhhhhhhh," while another, posting a meme, said, "Lorde stans on their way to New Zealand to become citizens and vote so that L3 comes out next year."
More elated fans expressed their excitement like this one fan who wrote, "I just woke up and saw this! I'm in physical enthusiasm. I die on the spot, my soul gets sucked up and sent to the Lorde," while a different fan said, "it’s been only a few mins since Lorde confirmed she is making her comeback in 2021 but I can already feel my skin getting healthier and my bank account is growing before my eyes."
HOLY SHIT IM LATE BUT WHAT THE FUCK LORDE IS COMING OMG MY @ IS GONNA COME TO LIFE AHHHHHHHHH pic.twitter.com/up5OVQRdf7— Lisa. | perfect places era (@lordeiscoming) October 8, 2020
lorde stans on their way to new zealand to become citizens and vote so that L3 comes out next year pic.twitter.com/ErpjUZ9iRi— mason :small_orange_diamond:BLM:small_orange_diamond:check pinned (@lifemustbegin) October 7, 2020
it’s been only a few mins since lorde confirmed she is making her comeback in 2021 but I can already feel my skin getting healthier and my bank account is growing before my eyes— ً (@duasgay) October 7, 2020
Talking about Lorde's power to trend each time to mentions anything, a Twitter user said, "The way Lorde doesn’t have a very defined fanbase but anytime she utters a whisper about music everyone comes out of the woodwork and the whole world goes rabid," while another, urging fans to vote, tweeted, "Please vote for a million reasons but one being that Lorde will drop new music."
Another fan, talking about how she thought Lorde dropped new music, wrote, "I saw Lorde trending and almost s**t my pants, turns out she’s telling people to vote. Going back into hiding, I can’t do this any longer."
the way lorde doesn’t have a very defined fanbase but any time she utters a whisper about music everyone comes out of the woodwork and the whole world goes rabid— harold (@haroldisafvg) October 7, 2020
plz vote for a million reasons but one being that lorde will drop new music— kristen mcatee (@KristenMcAtee) October 7, 2020
i saw Lorde trending and almost shit my pants, turns out she’s telling people to vote. going back into hiding, i can’t do this any longer— sarah schauer :scorpion: (@sarahschauer) October 7, 2020
2020 New Zealand general election
The 2020 New Zealand general election will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 to determine the membership of the 53rd New Zealand Parliament. The election was originally scheduled for September 19, 2020, but was delayed for four weeks after an outbreak of Covid-19 in Auckland in August. Two referendums, one on personal cannabis consumption and one on euthanasia, will be held at the same time as the election.
After the previous election, the center-left Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, formed a minority coalition government with the New Zealand First party, with confidence and supply from the Green Party. The main opponent to the Labour–NZ First government is the center-right National Party led by Judith Collins. It will be the second general election (the first being 1999) where both major parties have female leaders.
Where is Lorde?
The New Zealand born singer has released two studio albums till date — 2013's 'Pure Heroin' and 2017's 'Melodrama'. While the former reached number three on the Billboard 200, 'Melodrama' debuted at the top of the chart. Lorde was also featured on 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1' soundtrack lending vocals on the tracks 'Meltdown' featuring Stromae, Pusha T, Q-Tip and Haim; 'Yellow Flicker Beat', 'Flicker (Kanye West Rework)' and 'Ladder Song'.
Back in 2018, Lorde cleared her social media accounts of all posts except two tweets and three pictures on Instagram. Many fans, following Lorde's clearing of her social media accounts, speculated the arrival of a new album as artists such as Ed Sheeran, The 1975 and The Weeknd have all cleared their social media accounts before the release of a new project. But, even after two years since the move, there has been no news about any new song or album by the 'Green Light' singer.
Of the two remaining Lorde's tweets reads, "A choir, to calm helplessness and absence / A choir of glasses, of nocturnal tunes," while the second is as follows, "Nothing was moving yet on the facades of palaces. The water was still. I walked... and jewels looked on, and wings arose noiselessly."
A choir, to calm helplessness and absence / A choir of glasses, of nocturnal tunes— Lorde (@lorde) November 12, 2017
Nothing was moving yet on the facades of palaces. The water was still. I walked... and jewels looked on, and wings arose noiselessly—— Lorde (@lorde) November 12, 2017
Both the above tweets are from November 2017 and quote French poet Arthur Rimbaud. The three remaining Instagram posts on Lorde's profile are as follows: picture of the words "trust me" scribbled across a black screen, an image of a crowd from Guy Debord's work on Marxist critical theory called 'The Society of the Spectacle', and a blurry shot of Lorde during a concert in New York City.
Lorde has released no new music since 2017. Her last single to chart in the US was 'Homemade Dynamite' featuring Khalid, Post Malone and SZA. As a featured artist, Lorde last collaborated with electronic music duo Disclosure for the single 'Magnets'. In 2017, she was seen on MTV Unplugged with Jack Antonoff's band Bleachers performing the song 'Hate that You Know Me'.