Lorde says she’s working on new music of the “highest quality.”
The 23-year-old teased her third studio album, her first since Melodrama, released in 2017, in an e-mail to fans. “You’ll probably be pleased to know my hair is big and long again,” Lorde wrote. “I think after Melodrama came out I said I wouldn’t put out another record until my hair was long – both because hair takes time to grow, and I knew I needed time, and because I knew the next record would require the longest and wildest hair yet.”
The singer said she returned to the studio in December and was working with producer Jack Antonoff prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. “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,” she said.