Lorde Says She’ll Tour Australia “Sooner Than People Think”

Hot on the heels of turning the internet (and her native Auckland) green with the arrival of her brand spanker ‘Green Light’, Lorde has revealed that she’ll be following up the massive pop anthem with a new album and — you betcha — tour dates.

Speaking with triple j today, the kiwi alt-pop kween revealed some news that’s bound to send the Splendour In The Grass 2017 rumour machine into hyperspace.

“I will definitely, definitely be coming Down Under quite a bit sooner than people think,” her Lordeship tells the J’s. “So watch this space, mate!”


Lorde was already one of the biggest artists to be rumoured for a SITG2017 slot, and while her new album Melodrama has not yet been blessed with an official release date, it is expected to drop sometime this Aussie winter, which pretty much puts it smack-bang in the middle of Splendour season.

The disc been produced by Lorde herself in collaboration with fun.’s Jack Antonoff and Canada’s Frank Dukes, and she says it’s packing “quieter moments, softer moments, vulnerable moments” and “super-rich songs” containing “some of my best lyrics I’ve ever written”.

By contrast, ‘Green Light’ is apparently “one of the coolest, weirdest songs on the album”.

“It’s a big one, my heart is ticking away… ” she tells triple j. “It’s so wonderful to know that we put the time in to make the best thing we could make and that I feel so pumped about putting it in the world.

“It’s a heartbreak-based song, a scorched earth type number,” she continues. “The song is not so much about the heartbreak but about, ‘How am I going to dance my way through this and be OK tomorrow morning? I might not be OK right now but I will be soon. I’m going to get that Green Light and when I do, it’s going to be the greatest.'”

Get your eyes and ears on the video for ‘Green Light’ (if you haven’t already) below, and try not to pee your jeans with excitement at the prospect of a new Lorde tour coming steady on the horizon.

Watch: Lorde – ‘Green Light’

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