Lorde hints at new music during Primavera Sound in LA: ‘You’ll Know Sometime Soon’

Lorde teased the possibility of new music during her headlining set at Primavera Sound in Los Angeles on Friday (September 16).

The 25-year-old alt-pop pioneer, who has been touring North America in support of his latest album, 2021’s Solar powerdelighted fans at the Southern California festival after revealing that her next release may be arriving soon.

“Who knows what’s coming next?” the New Zealand singer casually listed as you run through the themes from the past three albums. “Well, I know. And you’ll know soon enough.”

She added of her earlier music: “When I was a teenager it was about not being a teenager, when I was 20 it was about a boy, (and) now it’s about the climate.”

Lorde’s debut album, Pure heroine, arrived in 2013, bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The set included the hit song “Royals”, which spent nine weeks at the top Billboard Hot 100 same year. “Team”, which was also featured on the set, reached the top 10 on the chart.

The singer-songwriter’s follow-up album from 2017, Melodramadebuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and last year Solar power started at No. 5.

Lorde also touched on the topic of climate change Solar power during her concert at Primavera Sound.

“You all felt the heat wave last week,” she said, referring to California’s epic temperatures in mid-September, which exceeded 100 degrees in many areas. “Don’t forget this is an emergency. Don’t acclimatize to 112 degree weather. This is f—ed up; it’s the defining crisis of our lives and I’m so terrified of the future. All we can do, is to be really present for it, try to vote with the climate in mind and go outside – that’s the best.”

Watch a fan-caught video of Lorde hinting at new music during Primavera Sound on Twitter here.


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