During her recent appearance on "Hot Ones," the Grammy-winning artist discussed using the sounds of cicadas throughout her new album "Solar Power," although she hadn't planned on it coinciding with the eastern insect infestation that happens every 17 years, which was coined "Brood X."
"So this album features a lot of cicada singing," the 24-year-old songwriter began. "And that was something that I just started recording on my phone in New Zealand because the sound was a cadence to me and so emblematic of New Zealand summer. And I loved the idea of immortalizing that on this record. So I did. I just wanted to go outside every time I would hear them raging and get a little recording."
"But I didn't realize that this year is Brood X, which is this big kind of boom of cicadas once every 17 years," she continued. "The last time it happened was in 2004 -- when I guess J.Lo and Ben Affleck were together. And now they're back together, so everyone is like, 'Oh Brood X... it's in the air.'"
J.Lo and Affleck previously dated from 2002 to 2004, after meeting on the set of "Gigli." They even got engaged, before calling it off. Shortly after Lopez's split from Alex Rodriguez earlier this year, she and Affleck were spotted together all over Los Angeles.
"So I guess I'm right on trend with my cicada moment," Lorde added with a laugh. "But I have been taking the recordings for a couple of years."