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Lorde Provides Update On New Music: “The Work Is So F**king Good”

Lorde has given an update on her long-awaited third album, the follow-up to 2017’s Melodrama. In a newsletter shared with fans this morning, the musician revealed she’s teamed up once again with Melodrama collaborator Jack Antonoff for the record.

The newsletter marked the first update she’s given fans on the album since she announced she’d be delaying the album’s release, after the singer’s dog Pearl died at the end of 2019.

“I started going back to the studio again in December, just for something to do, and to my surprise, good things came out,” Lorde writes in the letter. “Happy playful things,” she adds, saying that she’s recorded with Antonoff in Auckland and Los Angeles.

“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.”

 

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The singer went on to say she understands fans’ eagerness to hear new music, but explained the importance of putting the time in to create quality work.

“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? 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.”

Though we’ll have to wait a little longer to hear it, Lorde went on to say there’s reason to get excited, saying, “The work is so fucking good, my friend. I am truly jazzed for you to hear it.”

Read the full update here.

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