Lorde has provided fans with an update on her highly-anticipated third album which she has teased in a new statement.
The Kiwi singer-songwriter has released another newsletter to her fans in which she has collaborated with Jack Antonoff, the producer who was at the helm for her last record Melodrama. The new record was produced in both Auckland and Los Angeles.
“I started going back to the studio again in December, just for something to do, and to my surprise, good things came out. Happy, playful things,” Lorde wrote. “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.”
The singer continued: “I know now how excited I am to get back out there. 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.”
She also addressed fans yearning for new material: “I understand— I want nothing more than to feed you treats, pop perfect morsels straight into your little mouths,” she added. “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?”
The 23-year-old then concluded: “I get this feeling when I make bread, or put my seedlings in after the last frost, or even when I wait for a particular package to arrive. 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 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.”