Lorde unveils unheard songs at Boardmasters Festival, sparking album speculation

Lorde, the enigmatic singer-songwriter hailing from New Zealand, captivated audiences at the Boardmasters Festival with a surprise performance of two unreleased tracks, sending fans into a frenzy of anticipation for a potential upcoming album.

Taking the stage on Friday, August 11th, Lorde treated the audience to a glimpse of her creative evolution, showcasing the songs “Silver Moon” and “Invisible Ink”, as revealed by vigilant fans who shared setlists online.

Lorde’s musical journey has been marked by reinvention, notably demonstrated in her 2021 EP Te Ao Mārama, where she honoured her Māori heritage by delivering songs from her third album Solar Power entirely in Te Reo Māori. This cultural exploration served as a poignant departure from her earlier works, reflecting a deep personal connection to her roots.

With the unveiling of the new tracks, speculation about Lorde’s fourth album has reached a fever pitch. However, a post-concert Instagram update from the artiste herself managed to temper the excitement. Lorde shared her thoughts, expressing, “After the show we went swimming… these times are beautiful and they freak me out and there’s so much to tell you. No this is not the start of anything out there, just want u to know there’s a light on inside me… show it to you soon.”

Setting the record straight, Lorde responded to a fan’s comment about an upcoming single release with a cheeky “Lmao NO,” dispelling any immediate hopes of imminent new material.

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Stay up-to-date