Lorde Talks Starting Album 3 And Playing Piano

Last year’s Melodrama may be listed critically as the 30th Best Album of All Time on Metacritic, but the 22 year old Kiwi musician isn’t stopping there.

Lorde recently e-mailed out a newsletter to give her fans an update, in her own words ‘I don’t really have social media anymore, but I wanted to share some pictures and thoughts from the end of tour with you.’ The key takeaway came in with Lorde, real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, stating: ‘I haven’t started properly on the next record yet, and I’m not sure how long it’ll be. But I’ve been teaching myself how to play piano, and here and there little bits come out. I think this next one will probably be born around the piano in my house, me and my friends, keeping it simple. But we’ll see.’

This marks quite a difference to her sophomore album Melodrama, spawning hits like ‘Green Light’ and ‘Liability’, which was largely crafted in New York with friend and frequent collaborator, Jack Antonoff.

On closing the well received Melodrama era, Lorde reminisced on the 116 shows played by herself and her band and says ‘And now it’s the end, and I’m caught in an overwhelming mix of relief, gratitude, mourning, elation, and exhaustion.’ but goes onto comment that she’s ‘never felt richer than in those moments with you, all of us heaving to Green Light, or singing Writer together, or Supercut. The way you took this record and made it yours will be a highlight of my life forever.’

For the time being, Lorde is residing at her home in New Zealand, taking a well deserved break from worldwide touring and promotion. She finishes the newsletter by stating how much she loves her fans and that she will continue to update her mailing list, but for the time being she’s ‘happy here at home, living quietly and simply, eating toast, going for walks, swimming.’

The e-mail finishes with photographs documenting the last few Melodrama shows throughout Central and South America.

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