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Lorde: My New Material Is Totally Different

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Upcoming Releases, Pop,

LordeLorde claims she's working on a new album which is "totally different" than her debut record.

The 17-year-old singer, who achieved global success with her album Pure Heroine, feels she has grown as an artist and writer in the past year and thinks her new material is more mature.

"I think I've learned so much as a songwriter, there's going to be so much of an improvement because of that. I'm working on stuff quite tentatively, it's definitely still at the beginning and yeah, it's totally different," she said.

The star claims she wrote her debut album about her life in New Zealand before she became famous and people who have always been close to her, whereas her new material looks at a time after she found success and how she is now part of the showbiz world: "I wrote the last album about that world which was the suburb where I grew up and populated by my friends and people who were really familiar to me. Now I'm in a different place every day and I'm with new people every day and it's a different vibe."

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Mumford and Sons Evolving on Second Album

Mumford and SonsMumford and Sons second album will be an "evolution not a revolution."

"The Cave" group spent most of the last year in the US touring their debut album, Sigh No More but have moved back to the UK and reunited with producer Markus Dravs for their second album, as they want to build on the sound they have created.

"We want an evolution not a revolution. We've been recording in Britain to keep the British identity intact. It's been amazing for us in America, unexpected about how much they've embraced us here, but they haven't bought our souls," said singer Marcus Mumford.

The band have debuted some of their new songs live, but are keeping their recording sessions secret, with only two people outside of the band having heard the completed new tracks. "Everyone's just letting us get on with it. The only people that have heard it are Dravs, our manager and us. No-one else has been involved in the process, so It means that we might have completely f***ed it up," Marcus added.

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