Lorde Hints At Sophomore LP, Shares Love Affair with Music
If it seems that queen of edge, Lorde, has somewhat disappeared from the scene after her 2014 hit, “Yellow Flicker Beat” blew up for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I, you weren’t imagining things. The 18 year-old New Zealand native took a few months off at the beginning of 2015 for some well-deserved R&R and to reflect on the past couple of years with a fresh perspective.
After the release of her 2013 debut LP, Pure Heroine, its been nx for Lorde, who has been reportedly in the studio working on her highly anticipated sophomore effort – one I can pretty much predict will not be another sad story of a so-called “sophomore slump.”
The singer finally took to her semi-abandoned Tumblr page to give fans a little update and of course, in true Lorde fashion, tell a story about a moment she had in the studio with some friends. You can read the full post here but I just wanted to highlight a snippet of her personal story on music, referencing Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” and how, like so many of us, it develops into a serious relationship we don’t ever want to break away from.
“this song, to me, is perfect. it’s happy and sad, fiery and independent but vulnerable and small, joyous even when a heart is breaking. every line is perfect, how that second verse (“stilettos and broken bottles / i’m spinning around in circles”) stumbles perfectly into that bridge (”the lights go on, the music dies / …i just came to say goodbye”), and final chorus. it’s just perfect. we put it on right there in the studio, and i was up out of my seat dancing with my eyes screwed shut, and my hands up around my ears, and we looked into each other’s eyes and sang the words, and i could feel something hot and teary in the back of my throat just from FEELING so much at once. and i think it was then when i realized i’m going to be in love with music for the rest of my life. it’s going to be the most important friendship i’ll ever have. i’ll never, ever leave it alone, because you can’t leave alone something like that, something that makes you weep alone on aeroplanes or jolts you out of a chair and shatters your face with a big toothy smile. i think that’s a cool, intense revelation to have, going into your second record. first records are like meeting someone and feeling that need to do everything, just in case for whatever reason, you run out of time, or they stop feeling the same way as you. i feel much calmer, more comfortable in my love of doing this, and its apparent love of me, this time around.”