After almost two years of silence, it appears that New Zealand-based singer-songwriter Lorde is going to release new music. On Feb. 27, the “Royals” hitmaker tweeted out a link. The barebones site contained a brief video of Lorde enjoying a snack before the words “3.2.17 NYC” and “3.3.17 NZ” flashed on the screen. Even more tantalizingly, the clip features about eight seconds of new music, drum based track with a vaguely tropical flavor. The spot also aired on New Zealand TV on Feb. 26.
While Lorde has yet to shed any light on exactly what will be revealed on March 2 and 3, various media outlets have speculated that a new single release is in the offing. NME notes that the pop star has tweeted about working with fun. guitarist and Taylor Swift producer Jack Antonoff last March. Billboard also noted that the performer born Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor scheduled to be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live March 11.
Lord last album was 2013’s Pure Heroine, which is certified triple platinum in the United States. Her last solo single was 2004’s “Yellow Flickr Beat,” a song from the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” soundtrack, and her last single release of any kind was 2015’s “Magnets,” a collaboration with British electronic music duo Disclosure.