Lorde invites Kiwis to hear her new album before the rest of the world

goss 13/06/2017

Kiwi pop sensation Lorde is treating Aucklanders to listen to her highly anticipated new album two days before it's due for release.

The 20-year-old announced on Facebook just before midday on Monday that she wants Auckland to be the first to hear Melodrama in its entirety.

"I've organised a super special listening party for you this Wednesday, June 14," she posted to her 6.64 million followers on Facebook.

Ella Yelich-O'Connor said she couldn't be there for it, but will be there in spirit.

"Can't wait for you to hear this thing," she wrote.

She's giving away 50 double passes on her website to "the exclusive Melodrama album listening session", where hopefuls will have to write a paragraph on why they want to be there.