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Lorde’s Return to Music Has an Alleged Release Date, After a Small Eternity

Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images
Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images

Remember Lorde? The precocious New Zealand then-teenager who seemingly came out of nowhere with 2013’s Pure Heroine and has been working on her allegedly-completed sophomore album for what feels like 80 years? If you’ve missed her as much as we have (and emerging for the occasional charitable Robyn cover simply isn’t enough), good news: Lorde’s new music may have an official release date — and it’s soon.

According to NME, as of early February 16, Republic Records’ Playbook website had a mysterious release slated for March 7. No word on whether this “(Confidential Title)” release is the lead single or the album itself, and it should be noted that we checked the site ourselves and can’t find the evidence anywhere. Perhaps it was removed from stans’ prying eyes; hopefully it wasn’t a fiction wished/PhotoShopped into existence.

Lorde last shared an album #2 update on her 20th birthday, telling her Facebook followers that “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.”

“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. 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.”

Lorde’s also booked headlining sets at Coachella in April — which further suggests that March 7 date will bring new music for fans to sing along to.

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