UPDATE (3/1/17): After dropping several hints and teasers on her website, Lorde took to Twitter today to officially confirm that her new single "Green Light" will be released tomorrow (March 2). Lorde also took the time to admit that her forthcoming single will be very different than what she's released before. The single will premiere with an accompanying video.
i am so overjoyed to finally announce that my first single, GREEN LIGHT, is coming out tomorrow at 8am nz / 2pm nyc 💚💚💚— Lorde (@lorde) March 1, 2017
i am so proud of this song. it's very different, and kinda unexpected. it's complex and funny and sad and joyous and it'll make you DANCE— Lorde (@lorde) March 1, 2017
it's the first chapter of a story i'm gonna tell you, the story of the last 2 wild, fluorescent years of my life. this is where we begin— Lorde (@lorde) March 1, 2017
GREEN LIGHT debuts with a video directed by the inimitable @grant_singer - tomorrow, 8am nz / 2pm nyc— Lorde (@lorde) March 1, 2017
It's been nearly four years since Lorde released her debut album Pure Heroine in 2013. Within the last year, she's made hints about her new album here and there. In November, for her 20th birthday, Lorde provided fans with a few more updates about the her song writing process and the progress of her forthcoming album. However, we haven't had any concrete clues that new music was finally on the way until recently.
Last night, during an ad that ran on television in New Zealand, it appears Lorde may have actually previewed new music. In the short commercial, Lorde can simply be seen sitting in a car enjoying a late-night fast food binge while the instrumental for what may be her new single plays in the background.
Before the ad ends, "3.2.17 NYC" and "3.3.17 NZ" flash across the screen, seemingly implying that Lorde's next single is coming as soon as this week. The timing of a new single from Lorde this week would work perfectly, considering the singer is set to be Saturday Night Live's musical guest on March 11.
Watch the clip below.