Sound Off: Lorde takes to Tumblr, updates fans on inspiration and upcoming album

By Managing Editor

As the school year draws to a close, a new beginning in the music industry is in sight.

Pop phenomenon Lorde took to her Tumblr account to update fans on the progress of the upcoming follow-up to her debut album Pure Heroine, according to a May 7 Rolling Stone report.

Lorde’s Tumblr post included some highlights from her recent studio time as she works to produce her sophomore LP.

Not only did she clue fans in to the fact that she is currently working with some “new friends” in the studio, but she also divulged her deeply emotional connection to singer Robyn’s raw, vulnerable, yet upbeat 2010 single “Dancing On My Own.”

The pop singer’s lengthy, stream-of-consciousness online blog post developed into somewhat of an introspective, moving diary entry.

The singer impressively analyzed why she thinks Robyn’s noteworthy single resonated with her so much so that she considers it the sole track she would bring with her into space to listen to for the rest of her life, even going as far as calling the song “perfect.”

Lorde described in her post that she and her new friends—whom she has yet to name—indulged in a few moments of emotional spontaneity, taking a recording break to play “Dancing On My Own” right there in the studio.

“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,” Lorde wrote on her Tumblr account. “I think it was then when I realized I’m going to be in love with music for the rest of my life. It’s going to be the most important friendship I’ll ever have. I’ll never, ever leave it alone because you can’t leave alone something like that, some- thing that makes you weep alone on aeroplanes or jolts you out of a chair and shatters your face with a big toothy smile.”

As already-enamored fans continue to await the adorably passionate pop singer’s follow-up album, they should rest assured—it seems the artist’s upcoming releases will be nothing short of the extraordinary work she’s already successfully put out in her still budding career.

As she continues to mature both through her life experiences and her developing skills as a writer and vocalist, Lorde only seems to be gaining more inspiration and drive as she is still—hopefully—in the early stages of what should be a lengthy career.

“That’s a cool, intense revelation to have, going into your second record,” Lorde wrote. “First records are like meeting someone and feel- ing that need to do everything, just in case for whatever reason, you run out of time, or they stop feeling the same way as you. I feel much calmer, more comfortable in my love of doing this, and its apparent love of me, this time around.”

It’s inspiring to see Lorde is evidently still the humble, down-to-earth young woman fans have known her to be since she arrived on the scene in 2013.