Lorde Updates Fans on New Album: ‘I Am Truly Jazzed for You to Hear It’

    Lorde has broken her silence on her new album, which she had previously announced would be delayed due to the passing of her dog, Pearl. In a newsletter addressed to fans on Tuesday, the singer revealed she has been working on the follow-up to 2017’s Melodrama with producer Jack Antonoff. “The work is so fucking good, my friend,” she wrote. “I am truly jazzed for you to hear it.”

    She said she started going back to the studio in December, and to her surprise, “good things came out.” About recording with Melodrama collaborator Jack Antonoff, she added: “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.”

    Though she said she wasn’t sure when she’d go back to touring again, she’s excited about the possibility of getting back out there. “I want to eat summer foods in beautiful countries,” she wrote. “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 singer didn’t announce a release date for the album, but sympathizes with the fans’ impatience. “I understand— I want nothing more than to feed you treats, pop perfect morsels straight into your little mouths,” she wrote. “But as I get older I realise 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. Do you know what I mean?”

    She continued: “So if you can, I’d like for you to try tuning in to the time spent waiting for something of the highest quality to arrive. Enjoy the sensation as it builds. When the moment comes, our wave will crest super fucking high. 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.”

    Read the full text of the email below:

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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