Lorde Celebrates Her 20th Birthday by Giving Us an Update on Her New Album

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To mark her 20th birthday, Lorde not only posted an essay about fame and growing up, but she teased new music too.

“All my life I’ve been obsessed with adolescence, drunk on it,” she wrote on Facebook. “Even when I was little, I knew that teenagers sparkled. I knew they knew something children didn’t know, and adults ended up forgetting.”

Elsewhere in the post, the “Royals” singer reflected on moving to New York City, being out of the spotlight, and what’s in store for her next. “[I]t was a colossal year!” she continued. “One for the ages. I maxed out every single emotion I have in the best possible way, the colours still aching behind my eyes like this weird blissful hangover.”

“I want nothing more than to spill my guts RIGHT NOW about the whole thing — I want you to see the album cover, pore over the lyrics (the best I’ve written in my life),” Lorde wrote. “I can hardly stop myself from typing out the name. I just need to keep working a while longer to make it as good as it can be. You’ll have to hold on. The big day is not tomorrow, or even next month realistically, but soon. I know you understand.”

Read the full essay below: