Lorde Reveals That Upcoming Sophomore Album Is Inspired By Robyn

Bianca Gracie | May 7, 2015 9:15 am
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Aside from a few songs off last year’s Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrackLorde has kept mum about new music details — that is, until today (May 7)!

The Kiwi dark popstress wrote a lengthy Tumblr post for her fans, which reveals news about her forthcoming follow-up to her debut Pure Heroine album (released in September 2013). Lorde states she took a break earlier but is now back in the studio. She writes, “this year now i’m just getting into making the next body of work, which is very exciting and scary but SO VALIDATING.”

The “Yellow Flicker Beat” singer also reveals that Swedish artist Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” tune influenced her current work:

“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.”

Let’s cross our fingers that Lorde’s sophomore LP will include a Robyn collaboration! Click here to read her full Tumblr post, and let us know in the comments below if you’re excited for her new album!

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