Lorde hasn’t released new music for some time now and it looks like we could still be waiting a while for anything to be released.

The New Zealand born singer has announced that her highly-anticipated third album has been delayed following the death of her pet dog Pearl.

She shared the devastating news in an announcement to her newsletter subscribers over the weekend, according to E! News.

“I’m writing this letter to you because it’s always been my intention to be transparent with you about my life and what happens to me,” Lorde shared.

“It’s been going pretty well,” she continued, “but something happened last month that I need to tell you about.”

The Grammy award-winning singer only adopted Pearl in 2018 but she has now revealed that he sadly passed away last month.

“Pearl brought an immeasurable amount of joy and purpose into my world,” she wrote. “Love vibrated all around us. I felt my life growing and swelling in healthfulness, this orb of contentment glowing around me and Pearl, and our family…

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“After years on the road, I spent a lot of time at home, growing things, making food slowly, writing. I was receiving huge amounts of energy I can only describe as divine, and I was working hard to communicate it all to you by way of the album. I felt I had been given this great gift that I needed to share with you all.”

Lorde revealed that Peal began to rapidly lose weight and his health suddenly took a turn for the worse.

“…one day we woke up and I knew, in that way mothers do, that he was sicker than we had realized, and that we were nearing a point where his body wasn’t going to be able to cope,” Lorde shared.

“Pearl had two cardiac arrests about an hour apart, and after the second one, he died. I was holding him when he went, and I know he knew that I was there. But this loss has been indescribably painful, and a light that was turned on for me has gone out.”

The 22-year-old went on to say that it’s going to “take some time and recalibration” for her to get over this loss, asking her fans to be patient in waiting for new music.

“I have lost my boy, and I need some time to see the good again, to finish making this for you,” she said. “It won’t be the same work—as anyone who has felt loss can understand, there’s a door that opens that you step through, and everything is different on the other side.”

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Sending our love to Lorde during this time.