This teen comeback has been anticipated by everyone from her loyal fans to music critics across the globe. Lorde‘s debut album, Pure Heroine, set the bar high and opened the eyes of many to a teen’s raw honest description of what it’s like to be a teen in this day and age. Many believed that she wouldn’t be able to return with the sheer force that she did when her first album was released onto the world, but she may have just proved them all wrong with her triumphant return Green Light.
The lead single sees this Kiwi megastar venture into a new form of sound. Although her lyrical structure – which remains phenomenal for someone her age – stays the same on this song, this burst of happy energy through joyous piano loops creates a more uplifting burst of euphoric energy. This happy-sad heartbreak anthem was co-written with fun. guitarist and 1989 collaborator, Jack Antonoff. The pair have been working together daily for 10 months on her upcoming album.
This serves as the first glimpse we have into the world of Lorde’s upcoming album, Melodrama, due for release in June. Back in November she posted an update on what to expect from the album, saying “I wrote a record about it, all of it, so much more than what I’ve written down here, and I’m in new york getting it done. And tomorrow, I’m not a kid any more, and more and more I’m realizing that the weirdness of those Mylar balloons is going to be okay”.
Words by Connor Spilsbury-Brown