Lorde celebrates 20th birthday with update on new album

New music from "newborn adult" coming 2017.

Last time we heard from Lorde the New Zealand singer-songwriter was responding to aggressive demands for new music from fans on social media. Now a “newborn adult,” Lorde has delivered an update on the highly-anticipated follow-up to her 2013 debut Pure Heroine.

Lorde took to her Facebook page to offer an update on all things Lorde on the eve of her 20th birthday. The next record will be about moving on from “teenage glory,” and wading into what comes next.

“I was 16 when most of us met,” Lorde wrote on her Facebook page. “Can you believe it? I laugh thinking about that me now – that glossy idiot god, princess of her childhood streets, handmade and ugly and sure of herself.

“All my life I’ve been obsessed with adolescence, drunk on it. Even when I was little, I knew that teenagers sparkled. I knew they knew something children didn’t know, and adults ended up forgetting.


Tomorrow I turn 20, and it’s all I’ve been able to think about for days. I walk…

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“And then I wrote a record about it, all of it, so much more than what I’ve written down here, and I’m in new york getting it done. And tomorrow, I’m not a kid any more, and more and more I’m realizing that the weirdness of those Mylar balloons is going to be okay.

“Writing Pure Heroine was my way of enshrining our teenage glory, putting it up in lights forever so that part of me never dies, and this record – well, this one is about what comes next.”

No title, no release date, but the message is clear: New Lorde for 2017.