Sounds like Lorde's new album is finished - and at least one person is listening to it in full every single day.

That would be the pop star herself, who took to Twitter overnight to post a picture of a set of Apple headphones and told fans she was listening to her second album "on these every day".

She also said she wanted to "hear it exactly how you will".

Fans were quick to celebrate


But others asked if the tweet was just a "a lowkey, roundabout Apple promo".

Apple caused an outcry when it launched the iPhone 7 earlier this year without a headphone jack, meaning users would need to purchase a set of bluetooth headphones to listen to music.

It's launching its own replacement headphones, called the Airpods, but the launch of these was recently delayed.

The news comes just a week after Lorde's 20th birthday, when she updated fans on the follow-up to her chart-topping debut Pure Heroine.

In a Facebook post titled, "A note from the desk of a newborn adult," Lorde said the album was nearly finished and it contained the best lyrics she'd ever written, and couldn't wait to unveil it.

"I want nothing more than to spill my guts RIGHT NOW about the whole thing - I want you to see the album cover, pore over the lyrics (the best I've written in my life), touch the merch, experience the live show," she wrote.

"I can hardly stop myself from typing out the name."

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But Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor also admitted she needed to "keep working a while longer to make it as good as it can be".

"You'll have to hold on. The big day is not tomorrow, or even next month realistically, but soon. I know you understand," she said.

Pure Heroine's producer Joel Little recently told the Herald he was no longer working on the album, despite holding initial songwriting sessions with Lorde.