Pop superstar Lorde has revealed she’ll officially make her much anticipated musical comeback on Thursday (02Mar17).

The 20-year-old star made the announcement via a TV advert featuring her riding in a car listening to her new music while sipping a soft drink in a takeaway cup which aired on several channels in her native New Zealand.

At the end of the short clip, the date of her return is revealed with two timestamps reading “2.3.17 NYC” and “3.3.17 NZ” .

The time difference between New Zealand and New York City (NYC) would mean that releasing the record on Friday (03Mar17) in her homeland would mean it debuts on Thursday in the U.S.

The Royals singer, real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, dropped her acclaimed debut album Pure Heroine back in 2013, and has not released any new music since 2014, when her track Yellow Flicker Beat appeared on the soundtrack for the movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

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