Lorde teases new music in emotional essay about turning 20

It's not a new Lorde album, but it'll do.

To mark her 20th birthday on Nov. 7 (yes, she's only 20), Lorde posted an essay to Facebook about fame, creative success and growing up. It's a reminder of the singer's talent with words that helped make her debut album Pure Heroine a breakthrough success in 2013.

Since then, Lorde took home a Grammy for Song of the Year for Royals in 2014, joined Taylor Swift's squad and became a teen idol in her own right. But now, as she writes, she's grappling with no longer being a teenager.

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

She also shared how she's spent the past year away from the public eye. "I haven’t had my hair or makeup done in a year, the free handbags dried up LONG ago, and the paparazzi at the airport are almost always for someone else. And let me tell you, as much as I love being full noise album cycle girl, it's been a mother-(expletive) joy."

Though fans shouldn't fret — she promises new music is on the horizon.

"I want nothing more than to spill my guts RIGHT NOW about the whole thing - I want you to see the album cover, pore over the lyrics (the best I’ve written in my life), touch the merch, experience the live show," she shared. "I can hardly stop myself from typing out the name. I just need to keep working a while longer to make it as good as it can be."

"You'll have to hold on. The big day is not tomorrow, or even next month realistically, but soon. I know you understand."

Don't worry — we'll wait as long as she needs.

Read the full essay below (warning: NSFW language).

 

 


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