Lorde says new album is ‘exciting, scary’ and influenced by Robyn

The 'Royals' singer updates fans on second album progress

Lorde has given fans an update on the progress of her second album.

The New Zealand star released her debut album ‘Pure Heroine’ in 2013, with her producer and co-writer Joel Little recently claiming that the singer was “trying new things” for her next LP.

Now, writing on her official Tumblr page, Lorde writes that she “took a few months off” at the beginning of the year and is now “just getting into making the next body of work”. “[It’s] very exciting and scary but so validating,” she adds.

In the post, Lorde also reveals how her work has been influenced by Swedish electro-popper Robyn. Detailing a discussion with friends about “which one song they would send into space, to live on forever”, Lorde says she would pick ‘Dancing On My Own’ by Robyn, originally released in 2010. “This song, to me, is perfect,” she says. “It’s happy and sad, fiery and independent but vulnerable and small, joyous even when a heart is breaking”.

On listening to the song again in the studio, Lorde says “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”.

Lorde also stated that she is “taking my time to make the new [music] as good as I can”. Read the full blog post here.

Previously, the singer’s producer Joel Little had gone on record as saying that Lorde would begin work on her new album in March.

Speaking at this year’s Golden Globe awards, Lorde herself said of her next effort: “For me I have to kind of write a project lyrically before I attack it musically. So I’ve written a lot of amazing stuff and I’m just tentatively starting to make it music.”

Asked when the record would be released, the singer said she would be taking her time. “I have no timeline,” she explained. “I really don’t care.”