According to NME, Republic Records’ Playbook website has release slated for March 7 for Lorde.
No word on whether this “(Confidential Title)” release is the lead single or the album itself, and it should be noted that we checked the site ourselves and can’t find the evidence anywhere. Perhaps it was removed from stans’ prying eyes; hopefully it wasn’t a fiction wished/PhotoShopped into existence.
Lorde last shared an album #2 update on her 20th birthday, telling her Facebook followers that “Writing Pure Heroine was my way of enshrining our teenage glory, putting it up in lights forever so that part of me never dies, and this record – well, this one is about what comes next.”
“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), touch the merch, experience the live show. 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.”
Lorde’s also booked headlining sets at Coachella in April — which further suggests that March 7 date will bring new music for fans to sing along to.