There has been a casual assumption that Lorde’s next album would be arriving in the first half of 2020 based on info she had shared and since her last album Pure Heroine was released in 2017, but that timetable is now in flux following the loss of her young dog Pearl.
In a long and heartfelt letter, Lorde expressed how inspirational Pearl had been to her as a songwriter, leading her to ideas before growing ill and passing away.
She writes in part: "I’m asking for your patience as 2020 comes around and you start to wonder where the next record is. I have lost my boy. It won’t be the same work - as anyone who has felt loss can understand, there’s a door you step through…and everything is different on the other side. But when this great loss crystallizes inside me, and my chest rebuilds around it, hopefully I’ll be able to finish up, share it with you, and we’ll all grow together."
You can read Lorde’s emotional letter in full below:
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