“Newborn Adult” Lorde Turns 20, Says She’s About to Show Us “the New World”

ABC/Lou RoccoLorde has some big news to reveal: she's no longer a teenager, and her new album will be all about what it's like not to be one anymore.

In a lengthy post on Facebook on Sunday, Lorde talked about the fact that today, Monday, is her 20th birthday.  "It's all I've been able to think about for days," she confides.  "...Since 13 I’ve spent my life building this giant teenage museum, mausoleum maybe, dutifully...writing every moment down, and repeating it all back like folklore. And now there isn’t any more of it."

She then reveals that "sometime in the last year, a part of me crossed over," into adulthood.  She withdrew from the spotlight and "turned inward," she says, and the result was, she says, "a colossal year!  One for the ages."

"I started to discover in a profound, scary, blood-aching way who I was when I was alone, what I did when I did things only for myself. I was reckless and graceless and terrifying and tender," she says. "And then I wrote a record about it, all of it, so much more than what I’ve written down here, and I’m in New York getting it done."

"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," she explains, finishing, "The party is about to start. I am about to show you the new world. I love you forever."

Unfortunately, Lorde didn't reveal when the album is coming out, or the title, or anything of that sort; instead, she says, "You'll have to hold on."

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