Lorde announces return to music with instantly-iconic artwork and the gays are, naturally, obsessed
After four long years in the wilderness, Lorde has decided to give the gays everything they want once more.
Almost four full years since Lorde dropped Melodrama – the ultimate sad queer album – the world is well and truly ready to be emotionally eviscerated.
Lorde didn’t bother to give a release date for the new track – instead, she simply confirmed that the song will drop in 2021, writing: “Patience is a virtue.”
The announcement quickly sent the internet into overdrive as queer fans started readying themselves for what will forever be remembered as a sad gay summer.
ATTENTION GIRLS, GAYS, AND THE THEYS, LORDE IS COMING !!!!!
— kurt | solar power (@getawaykurt7) June 8, 2021
Naturally, the memes pretty much made themselves as fan excitement reached a crescendo.
Lorde would’ve taken care of it pic.twitter.com/MRVYf7R9Vi
— Dak (@DakDeMarco) June 8, 2021
me becoming renewable energy after hearing lorde’s lead single is called “Solar Power” pic.twitter.com/IxXqOpn1ig
— braylon (@braythebick) June 8, 2021
my pov of lorde pic.twitter.com/HxaCh0zukh
— flyboy • commissions open (@captn_flyboy) June 8, 2021
Gays after Lorde post the artwork for solar power: pic.twitter.com/YKjoA5KamV
— Benedickt || STREAM evermore (@LoverWillow13) June 8, 2021
lorde is about to do what jesus never could: come back a third time pic.twitter.com/oDymf7zjP2
— wild musicboard reviews (@musicboardwild) June 8, 2021
The rest of the world was left in a state of shock, transfixed by the sight of Lorde’s ass.
me obsessing over lorde's ass so true pic.twitter.com/8Ymts4ITB7
— rav (@foIkrav) June 8, 2021
I really admire Lorde’s ability to stay quiet and eat onion rings for 4 years and finally break her silence with an ass pic
— 🍒 RAMONA SLICK 🍒 (@ramonaslick) June 7, 2021
Did Lorde’s ass *literally* break the internet
— shon faye. (@shonfaye) June 8, 2021
the last thing i expected to see was lorde’s ass and a new music announcement but i have never been more enthusiastic
— honest (@imthehonestboy) June 7, 2021
lorde posting ass on main is pride
— some lesbian (@EmmaSpecter) June 7, 2021
Lorde burst onto the music scene with “Royals” in 2012, which went on to become a global smash hit – and she went on to accrue an enormous queer following with her 2017 album Melodrama.
The critically-acclaimed record, created with the help of pop super-producer Jack Antonoff, defined an era for countless LGBT+ people.
She later told fans that she was working on new music in June 2019, but later that year she revealed that she was taking a break from recording after her dog Pearl tragically died.
‘Kooky year’ of coronavirus halted Lorde’s release plans
In 2020, she told Blackbird Spyplane that the coronavirus pandemic had upended her plans to release new music.
“I’m telling people that something is taking shape. More than ‘taking shape’ – something is; there’s a thing,” she said.
“But, you know, I really take my time, and I like to know the whole universe, the whole cinematic universe for what I’m making, so I’m in that process right now.
“I don’t know how much more I want to say. It’s such a kooky year in terms of knowing anything about timing, but I guess with me, as an artist generally, no one ever knows when anything’s coming anyway.”