It’s been four years since a teenager named Lorde came out of nowhere (well, New Zealand) with the earthshaking debut album Pure Heroine. She’s been working on the big follow-up for what feels like forever, and it looks like it’s finally about to happen. A new Lorde single is apparently hitting radio next week, and she’s set to perform on Saturday Night Live in two weeks. And earlier today, a TV ad ran in New Zealand that offered a very brief taste of a new Lorde single, as well as some possibility of a New York appearance on Friday. We only hear a few seconds of music in the ad, which shows Lorde and some guy snacking in a car. What we hear is an upbeat, ultra-processed new wave guitar riff, though I wouldn’t read too much about Lorde’s coming musical direction from that. Check it out:
I’m just saying: A surprise-release Lorde album would go down pretty nicely right about now.
UPDATE 2/28: Lorde has shared a second teaser on her new website:
— Lorde Daily (@LordeDaily) February 28, 2017