Lorde says she's truly jazzed to bring her new album to fans: 'It’s got its own colors now'
The New Zealand-based popstar Lorde recently sent a heartfelt message to her fans regarding plans for her upcoming third studio album. In a lengthy email update, Lorde talked about the recording process with star producer Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Dixie Chicks), who produced her 2017 sophomore album 'Melodrama', and how things had slowed down to a crawl now that the world is currently in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Lorde had previously shared in November last year how plans for her new album got derailed thanks to the death of her beloved dog, Pearl, but now it looks like things are getting back on track, albeit slowly and steadily. Lorde also talked about how eager she was to get back to touring once the lockdown restrictions were lifted, and excitedly described the new sounds on her album.
Lorde wrote, "I realized the other day it had been a minute since we chatted, and I was missing you." She then continued, "You’ll probably 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."
She then talked about the improving situation in New Zealand. "New Zealand is creeping back to normal. Shops and restaurants are open again. I’ve seen some friends. I feel so grateful for such calm, sensible leadership by our government, now more than ever. I know you may not be afforded that where you live, and I hope you’re taking it one day at a time and trying not to feel too destroyed by the news. I’m thinking of you all the time."
Lorde also shared how she had been coping with the grieving process after losing her beloved dog Pearl. "The first three months of this year started as a blur, and began to sharpen. It was summer, a time of year which is usually so clarifying and special to me, but I was grieving hard for Pearl, carrying it everywhere with me."
But the 23-year-old pop star also had some exciting news to share regarding her new album - "I started going back to the studio again in December, just for something to do, and to my surprise, good things came out. Happy, playful things. I felt my melodic muscles flexing and strengthening. Jack [Antonoff] came over to work in the studio in Auckland, and I went to LA. 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 described the sounds on her new album, saying "I can tell you, this new thing, it’s got its own colors now. If you know anything about my work, you’ll know what that means." Well, to us, that means its taking on a life of its own, which is an extremely good sign.
Lorde also talked about her yearning for things to go back to normal - "I know now how excited I am to get back out there. I want to be playing festivals again — hearing my intro music, watching the band walk onstage. I want to devastate. I want to see a huge line of you outside my hotel. I want to hug you all, and hold your hands. I want to do interviews, talk about the record over and over until I know it inside out... I want to use my gift, and watch it grow. Who knows when it’ll be safe to do those things, but I’m craving them, and I wanted you to know."
The 'Royals' hitmaker then signed off with an exciting message for her loyal followers. "The work is so f***ing good, my friend. I am truly jazzed for you to hear it." If the eloquent flow of her poetic writing is any indication, this record will be Lorde's best offering to date. We can't wait to hear it once it comes out!
You can read her entire email message here.