Lorde appears to tease the fourth album in Cryptic Post with L4 Images

Lorde certainly seems to be teasing her highly anticipated fourth album. But in an Instagram post on Tuesday night (June 4), the 27-year-old singer raised more questions than she answered thanks to a series of cryptic photos and a caption filled with a jumble of indecipherable rune-like images.

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“Use existing tools where possible,” Lorde wrote, followed by what appeared to be a ZapfDingbats wave, including a copyright symbol, three different L numbers, the number four in brackets and a recycling logo. “If the tools don’t exist, you are spiritually obligated to create them,” she added along with an even longer series of confusing images, featuring the repeated series of L’s, another 4 and a variety of stars, the number 27 and what seemed pointed out a Tarot card, the infinity symbol, a shark, a rabbit and an Egyptian figure.

What does it all mean? Lorde didn’t provide any explanation, and the accompanying photos didn’t really help, as they consisted of a shot of her in an all-black outfit, staring out over a balcony, and then spitting off that balcony while holding a pill in her hand. the word ‘spit’ printed on it, as well as a bedside table with a stack of books and an ashtray filled with gold jewelry and a close-up of her by a swimming pool. The post is currently the only offering on her Insta account, whose tagline reads: “THE THEMES ARE ALWAYS THE SAME – A RETURN TO INNOCENCE – THE MYSTERIES OF THE BLOOD – AN ITCH FOR THE TRANSCENDENTAL.”

At the time of writing, there was no definitive information on the sequel to Lorde’s 2021 Solar energy album. In December, she offered an equally confusing update, posting a photo of herself in striped pajamas in which she appeared to be listening to something while staring at the camera with the caption “listening to myself.”

She teased a pair of new songs during a headlining performance at Britain’s Boardmasters Festival last summer, with song sleuths speculating that the songs could be called “Silver Moon” and “Invisible Ink.” In response to fans getting excited about what looked like the L4 season was just around the corner, Lorde wrote at the time: “We’re not CLOSE guys…I’m just getting so hyped I have to let you know .. beginning Put your arousal on a low heat and bring it to a gentle boil… we are building stamina for this chapter.’

The singer, who is an expert at staying out of the spotlight between albums, opened up in an emotional letter to fans in September, revealing she was “living with heartbreak again.” The note described both emotional and physical pain, explaining, “It’s different, but the same. I’m in pain all the time, I forget why and then I remember. I don’t try to hide from the pain, I now understand that pain is not something to hide from, that it is actually a great beauty to move with it. But sometimes I get tired of being with myself.”

Check out Lorde’s post below.