Lorde Teases That Next Album Could Be Piano-Based

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Lorde performs onstage at Staples Center on March 14, 2018 in Los Angeles.

"I think this next one will probably be born out of the piano in my house," she told fans in a newsletter.

The bad news: Lorde hasn't started properly working on her follow-up to Melodrama yet. The good news: she's got a new piano in her house and she intends to use it. The singer, who wrapped the world tour in support of her sophomore album last week with a show in Mexico City, sent out an email to fans thanking them for coming out and giving them a sneak peek at what's next.

"I haven't started properly on the next record yet, and I'm not sure how long it'll be," Lorde wrote in the note posted by some fans. "But I've been teaching myself how to play piano, and here and there little bits come out. I think this next one will probably be born out of the piano in my house; me and my friends, keeping it simple. But we'll see." The singer, who gave up on social media, sent out the update to her followers in order to share some pics from her South American dates and news about what's next. 

"Eyeris counted up 116 performances this tour," she wrote. "That includes, shows, festivals, radio thingies, TV performances... holy shit I have no idea how we did all those bloody performances! And now it's the end, and I'm caught in an overwhelming mix of relief, gratitude, mourning, elation, and exhaustion. As I sit at home at my kitchen table with the dog under my feet and the doors wide open, I'm thankful to be back where I feel most like myself, but also a little spooked to think it will be a while before we see each other again, formally."

Check out the letter below.

A spokesperson for Lorde could not be reached for additional comment at press time.