With the U.S. elections right around the corner, a number of musicians have urged fans to vote, time and again. Some have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the upcoming elections. While others have offered up virtual tours and signed merchandise in order to push fans to vote. Now, adding to this ever-growing list are two powerful women: Ariana Grande and Lorde.
Both stars have proven to be extremely politically aware, never missing an opportunity to push for change. And now, they’ve added one extra incentive: new music. For starters, Ariana Grande took to Instagram to share a picture of herself, with a bunch of instruments cluttered in the background. “Turning in these mixes and reminding u again to register to vote if u haven’t already/to vote early,” she captioned the post.
So, What Does Lorde Have In Store?
Next in line, Lorde took to her Instagram Stories to urge her fellow New Zealanders to vote in their upcoming election. Against pictures of leaves and the ocean, Lorde’s simple message read, “Do it for our beautiful country and for me. And next year I’ll give you something in return.”
Earlier this year, the young star sent out a personal email to her fans, giving them an update and a promise of new music. The star revealed that she’s been cooped up in the studios, working alongside producer, Jack Antonoff, on a new project.
“In my opinion, the greatest treat I can give you is work that will last ten, twenty, thirty years. And that kind of work takes time. I can tell you, this new thing, it’s got its own colours now. If you know anything about my work, you’ll know what that means,” Lorde exclaimed, leaving it up to her fans to decipher what those cryptic lines really meant.
Now, circling back to Ariana Grande, in early September, the star teased a snippet of a brand new track. It featured some of her characteristic, dreamy melodic runs while the caption simply read, “brb”.
Something tells us that both stars will definitely stay true to their promise, and so the waiting game begins.
By: Nina Karun