Lorde has announced to fans on Twitter that she’s had some “exciting breakthroughs” on her follow-up album to Pure Heroine in the most unlikely place, the wilderness.
“Took a helicopter out into the wilderness spent 3 days alone writing and made some of the most exciting breakthroughs on this record so far,” Lorde posted to Twitter this past Wednesday (July 13). Pure Heroine was released a full three years ago, in 2013.
took a helicopter out into the wilderness spent 3 days alone writing and made some of the most exciting breakthroughs on this record so far
— Lorde (@lorde) July 14, 2016
According to NME, following the release of Pure Heroine, Lorde was featured on Disclosure’s album Caracal as well as performing a “Life on Mars?” tribute at the Brit Awards following David Bowie’s death. She additionally put together a soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1, where she also contributed several originals and collaborations.
Bowie’s collaborator, Mike Garson, reported that the late musician was a fan of Lorde, adding that the singer's family had suggested she would be perfect for the tribute. He said, "David really liked Lorde, and he felt like she was the future of music, and they had a few wonderful moments together. She was the perfect choice [for the tribute at the Brit Awards]. Some of David’s family members and David’s management had some suggestions she’d be the right one. They wanted to bring the next generation in.”
Following her performance of “Life On Mars?” Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, took to Twitter and wrote that Lorde’s rendition was “beautiful.”