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Lorde Discusses New Album Plans In Email Message To Fans

Written by Tom Williams on November 28, 2018

Lorde has used an email to fans to reveal where her head is at when it comes to her next album, the follow-up to last year’s Melodrama.

In a message to her newsletter subscribers on Tuesday, Lorde (Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor) said that while she hasn’t “started properly” on her next album, some of her new music is shaping up to be “simple” and piano-based.

“I haven’t started properly on the next record yet, and I’m not sure how long it’ll be,” she wrote.

“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 we’ll see.”

So while it looks like album number three could be a while off (there were four years between Pure Heroine and Melodrama), Lorde could well be stripping things back a bit on her next full-length effort.

Elsewhere in her message to fans, Lorde thanked her followers for all the support she received during the 116 performances on her Melodrama tour.

“Now it’s the end, and I’m caught in an overwhelming mix of relief, gratitude, mourning, elation, and exhaustion,” she said.

“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, formally.

“I had gotten used to meeting you all over the world, all those countries, faces, voices. 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 time. I’ve never felt richer than in those moments with you, all of us heaving to ‘Green Light’, or singing ‘Writer’ together, or ‘Supercut’.

“The way you took this record and made it yours will be a highlight of my life forever.”

Read Lorde’s message to fans in full, below.

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Lorde Statement (27/11/18):

Hello my dear email friends,

As you know, I don’t really have social media anymore, but I wanted to share some pictures and thoughts from the end of tour with you.

Eyeris counted up 116 performances this tour. 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 again, formally. I had gotten used to meeting you all over the world, all those countries, faces, voices. 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 time. I’ve never felt richer than in those moments with you, all of us heaving to Green Light, or singing Writer 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.

I haven’t started properly on the next record yet, and I’m not sure how long it’ll be. 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 we’ll see.

I love you so much. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. I’ll try drop in from time to time here with a photo or something, let you know that I’m okay. 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.

OH and also, I’m going to try make a couple of t-shirts or sweaters, to celebrate the end. You know how useless I am, but keep your eyes peeled for those.

Ok. That’s all for now. I really love you.

E xxxxx

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