Lorde says she’s made album ‘breakthroughs’ after spending three days alone in wilderness

The singer-songwriter is working on her follow-up to 2013's debut 'Pure Heroine'

Lorde has told fans she has made some “exciting breakthroughs” on her eagerly-anticipated second album after taking an unusual songwriting trip.

The singer-songwriter revealed on Twitter that she recently spent three days alone in the wilderness working on the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed debut ‘Pure Heroine’.

Since releasing ‘Pure Heroine’ in 2013, Lorde has featured on Disclosure’s album ‘Caracal’ and performed ‘Life On Mars?’ at the Brit Awards as a tribute to David Bowie. She also curated the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1, for which she recorded several original songs and collaborations.

Following Lorde’s tribute to David Bowie at the Brit Awards, Bowie’s longtime collaborator Mike Garson revealed that the late musician had been a fan of the New Zealand singer-songwriter.

“David really liked Lorde, and he felt like she was the future of music, and they had a few wonderful moments together,” Garson explained. “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.”

David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, said on Twitter that Lorde’s performance of ‘Life On Mars?’ at the Brit Awards was “beautiful”.