Lorde Has Returned and Is Teasing New Music
Marc Gordon - May 26, 2020

15 Things To Add To Your Bucket List

1. Travel the world.

2. Eat your favorite meal with your favorite people in your favorite place.

3. Learn a new language.

4. Donate to charity.

5. Help a stranger.

6. Pursue your passion.

7. Watch the sunrise.

8. Dance in the rain.

9. Wish upon a shooting star.

10. Plant a tree.

11. Go on a road trip.

12. Volunteer at a local organization.

13. Tell someone how much they mean to you.

14. Cook a homemade meal.

15. Conquer your biggest fear.

Since the singer wrapped up her Melodrama tour in 2018, Ella Marija Lani “Lorde” Yelich-O’Connor disappeared from social media and the public eye. All of her fans were left wondering what was going on with their beloved singer until she made an announcement her third album would be delayed as she grieved the death of her childhood dog, Pearl. A few days ago, Lorde surprised fans with a new email revealing that she and Jack Antonoff have been in the studio working on new music. In the email, Lorde revealed what she’s been up to in the Lorde-est of ways possible with her poetic and metaphorical writing. She revealed she’s been spending her time away from the media reconnecting with herself, making food, and growing out her hair. 

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“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.” The New Zealand singer-songwriter wrote that she began to feel her “melodic muscles flexing and strengthening.” Both her and Antonoff flew back and forth between Auckland, New Zealand and Los Angeles to work in the studio. “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.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pair has continued working remotely. “We’re still working away- Jack and I FaceTime for over an hour this morning going over everything. But it’ll take a while longer.” Lorde is determined to produce an album that exceeds our and her own expectations.  “I want nothing more than to feed you treats, pop perfect morsels straight into your little mouths,” she explained in the newsletter. “But as I get older I realize 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.” Although she gave no specific date for hew anticipated third album, Lorde did say she is “truly jazzed” for us to hear it. We’re ready when you are!