Lorde is now a 20-something, and nothing in the world makes sense anymore. That’s right, formerly teen songstress Lorde talked about turning 20 in a lengthy Facebook post to her fans last night, it seems she’s about to cross over... with a new album. So what exactly is Lorde’s new album about, anyway?
Curiosity is understandably peaked after this post, since it’s been a long three years since she hit the scene with Pure Heroine. We’ve all been hungrily awaiting more music, and yet she’s been nothing but an enigma in black lipstick. However, we’ve gotten a few hints about the status and content of this mysterious record, and, since we’re probably going to have to wait it out a little longer, I’ve rounded them up for you.
“Can people see it, I wonder, that I’m about to cross over?” Lorde wrote. “On the subway I stare at boys I want to kiss and girls I want to hug. Do you see me?” We see you, Lorde. What we’re not seeing, or rather what we’re dying to hear, is this album. But here is everything that we sort of know about it so far. Happy Birthday, you beautiful little grown-up.
1. Some Songs May Have Been Composed Right After Her Big Breakthrough
Lorde has been penning new material for the past three years, at least. In December of 2013, she told Billboard, "I’ve been writing but I haven’t really had time to hit the studio as of yet. That’ll be the end of this year, or next year."
2. The Record Has A Title, But You'd Have To Ask Lorde's Mom About That
On New Year's Day 2016, Lorde Tweeted a tease to her fans, saying, "Whispered the album name to my mum in the car today." No further hints were delivered after that, leaving fans in anguish.
3. The Album Is Definitely Written Already
In response to an Instagram follower's impatience, Lorde asserted that she was putting in hard time to create her sophomore effort. "The record is written, we're in the production stage now," she wrote. "I've worked like a dog for a year making this thing great for you guys."
4. And She Definitely Spent Substantial Time Recording This Summer
We have the receipts: June saw Lorde posting an Instagram captioned, "It's summer in the studio, too." Her comments started burning up immediately after, as to be expected.
5. The Record Might Tackle Her Slight Withdraw From Celebrity Life
"I haven’t had my hair or makeup done in a year, the free handbags dried up LONG ago, and the paparazzi at the airport are almost always for someone else," Lorde wrote on Facebook. "And let me tell you, as much as I love being full noise album cycle girl, it's been a motherf*cking joy."
6. It Might Touch Upon Her Move To New York
Suffice to say the Sydney native had a far less Swiftian time with that transition, confessing, "My heart broke. I moved out of home and into the city and I made new friends and started to realize that no-one is just good or bad, that everyone is both."
7. But Most Of All, It's About The Transition To Adulthood... Or Something Like It
Lorde's post describes Pure Heroine as "enshrining our teenage glory," and this new creation should document the follow-up, as since making her transition to stardom Lorde claimed she, "stopped feeling like a teenager a while ago." Instead, she fell into a new lifestyle, became a new Lorde, saying, "I threw sprawling parties and sat in restaurants until the early hours, learning what it’s like to be an adult, even talking like one sometimes, until I caught myself."
8. And Unfortunately, It's Not Going To Hit The Shelves — Or Spotify — As Quickly As You'd Like It
Lorde is still putting the final touches on the album to make it a special piece of work, so she implored her fans be patient. "You'll have to hold on. The big day is not tomorrow, or even next month realistically, but soon. I know you understand."
We do, Lorde. And we're sure it's worth the wait.
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