Lorde teases new music, urges Kiwi fans to vote

Singer and songwriter Lorde took to her Instagram stories on Thursday, October 8, both to teaser upcoming new music and to urge fans to participate in the ongoing New Zealand elections.

The 23-year-old Royals pop star also called her fans to vote in two specific referendums, for the End of Life Choice Bill and the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill.

Lorde went on to tease planned 2021 releases, telling Kiwi fans of voting age (18 years old) to "do it for our beautiful country and for me, and next year I'll give you something in return."

The elusive songstress surprised fans by posting a set of 9 photos on her Instagram stories, most of them selfies. She playfully admitted that the photos were "incredibly difficult to format," and hoped that her followers would "repay" her with the "humble act of voting."

Considering that the last photo posted on Lorde's Instagram account dates back to 2018, it's fair to say that fans go bananas for any social media appearance by the young musician, who was Twitter's #1 trending topic the morning of October 8. ā€“ Wyanet Alcibar/Rappler.com

Wyanet Alcibar is a Rappler intern