"i always remind myself to bring a candle for the studio and finally i did today and ohhhhhhh," Lorde wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of the candle in question, soundboard glinting in the background.
She declined to give any more details on new music -- aside from her choice of relaxation technique -- but that alone had her fans digitally bouncing with excitement. "In the studio??? Making my dreams come true," one wrote, while another wrote, simply, "OMG, I can't wait."
Lorde is currently working on curating the soundtrack for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ -- along with a new track for the movie -- but she's also, apparently, working on the followup to 2013's Pure Heroine.
"I think I've learnt so much as a songwriter, there's going to be so much of an improvement because of that," the 17-year-old previously told the BBC. "I'm working on stuff quite tentatively, it's definitely still at the beginning and yeah, it's totally different ... Now I'm in a different place every day and I'm with new people every day and it's a different vibe."
We're guessing that candle is adding to that vibe. We'll be waiting for those new tunes, Ella, with breath that is bated.