Good Lorde, friends: our Kiwi queen just dropped a fresh announcement on her website, revealing that a new song could drop either today or tomorrow. Plus she’s given us an insight into her grand plan for dropping music during her third era (FINALLY).
Our girl Lorde shared a video on her website where she can be seen sitting outdoors like a wood nymph, with the word ‘SOLSTICE’ written underneath.
— Lorde Daily (@LordeDaily) June 20, 2021
And, as pointed out by Pop Crave, Lorde emailed fans, telling them to “look to the natural calendar for clues” that give away when her new music is being released.
Today is the Winter Solstice here in the Southern Hemisphere and tomorrow is the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere so I’m thinking we can expect her new song ‘Solstice’ to drop at some point over the next 24 hours.
So we’ve got ‘Solar Power’, which references summer over in the States, now ‘Solstice’, as per the Winter / Summer Solstice, I wonder what’s next from the new Lorde album!
Being PEDESTRIAN’s resident astrologer, I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for all upcoming cosmic activity to see if I can find any ~clues~ that point towards new Lorde tunes.
Meanwhile, you’d be wise to keep your eyes glued to Lorde’s website (and your email inbox) because she’s delivering all the tea directly to fans through her channels.
Lorde recently dropped a one-line message announcing ‘Solar Power’ that read: “Arriving in 2021 … Patience is a virtue.” Head over to lorde.co.nz to see for yourself.
“I started going back to the studio again in December, just for something to do, and to my surprise, good things came out,” Lorde previously wrote. “Happy, playful things. I felt my melodic muscles flexing and strengthening.”
Lorde revealed that Jack Antonoff, who she previously collaborated with on Melodrama, would be working on the album with her in her native New Zealand as well as Los Angeles.
“A thing started to take shape. And then, of course, the world shut down,” she added. “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.”
“Waiting, the thing that felt so pointless and annoying when I was young, is now this kind of delicio activity,” she continued. “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 f—ing 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.”
“The work is so fucking good, my friend,” Lorde concluded. “I am truly jazzed for you to hear it.”
The new era of Lorde is upon us!
Matty Galea is the Senior Entertainment Editor at Pedestrian who also dabbles in woo-woo stuff like astrology and crystals and has been penning horoscopes since the start of his career. He also Tweets about pop culture and astrology and posts spicy content on Instagram.