Some new Lorde music is finally on the way.
The singer sent an email to her fans on Wednesday (May 19) updating them on her past few months. “I realised the other day it had been a minute since we chatted, and I was missing you. Do you wear your hair long or short now? Did you take your piercings out? You’ll probably be pleased to know my hair is big and long again,” she lightheartedly opened the message, before noting that she has “never felt more spiritually rich, and in touch with the voices that guide. (Yes I’m a f—ing herb. Sue me!!!)”
After some updates about her life in New Zealand and how the pandemic has affected her home country, she revealed that the music making process suffered after the death of her beloved dog, Pearl. “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,” she wrote. “I found a note in my phone from November which said: I eat a grief sandwich / I wear a grief coat / I see a grief film.”
“I started going back to the studio again in December, just for something to do, and to my surprise, good things came out,” she continued. “Happy, playful things. I felt my melodic muscles flexing and strengthening.”
She went on to explain that she and producer Jack Antonoff would meet up in New Zealand and in Los Angeles to work on music. “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.”
“I know now how excited I am to get back out there,” she wrote. “I want to eat summer foods in beautiful countries—ice cream and tomatoes and anchovies. 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 upcoming album, which would follow 2017’s Melodrama, she explained: “Waiting, the thing that felt so pointless and annoying when I was young, is now this kind of delicious activity. In my opinion, the greatest treat I can give you is work that will last ten, twenty, thirty years. And that kind of work takes time. 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 f—ing 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.”
“The work is so f—ing good, my friend,” she concluded. “I am truly jazzed for you to hear it.”
See the email via an Instagram fan below.