It’s not even been 18 months since the release of Lorde’s latest album, but already the Kiwi muso says she’s thinking about her next record.
When Lorde first burst onto the scene back in 2012, few knew that in just a matter of years she would become one of the most popular musicians in the game. Following the rousing success of 2013’s Pure Heroine, her second record, Melodrama, was released back in 2017.
Now, it seems that Lorde is already making plans to continue her plan of musical domination, telling fans that album number three is on her mind.
Sending an email to her fans recently, the 22-year-old revealed that she’s teaching herself how to play piano and enjoying the new ideas that are coming forward.
“I haven’t started properly on the next record yet, and I’m not sure how long it’ll be,” she wrote in the email. “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 around the piano in my house, me and my friends, keeping it simple… But know that for now I’m happy here at home, living quietly and simply, eating toast, going for walks, swimming. And you’ll hear all about it soon enough.”
New email from Lorde about the end of the Melodrama and how she is gonna start learning to play the piano! Accompanied by some photos from Latin America… pic.twitter.com/TnHxIdRRAU
— Lorde Daily (@LordeDaily) November 27, 2018
Elsewhere in the email, Lorde thanked her fans for their support during her recent world tour, which attracted quite a bit of controversy earlier in the year.
“Eyeris counted up 116 performances this tour,” she began. “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. mouming. 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 again, forrnally [sic].”
“I had gotten used to meeting you all over the world. all those countries, faces, voices,” she continued. “Every show was different in its beauty, every jet-lagged night as freshly excruciating as the first time… Tour is no joke, it takes so much from you. but is the absolute brightest tirne [sic].”
“I’ve never felt richer than in those moments with you, all of us heaving to ‘Green Light’, or singing ‘Writer [In The Dark]’ together, or ‘Supercut’. The way you took this record and made it yours will be a highlight of my life forever.”
“So really, this little note is just to say thankyou. Thankyou for continuing to change my life, year after year; for living inside the work that I make; for always being ready for what’s round the corner.”
While there’s obviously no word yet as to when we’ll receive album number three, we’re sure that it’ll be another global success once it’s released.