Lorde Just Gifted Us With More Music
And revealed the release date for ‘Melodrama’
It’s all happening. Lorde came back into our lives musically just last week with the unexpected banger “Green Light.” Now, the 20-year-old is burrowing her way even deeper into our hearts with a new song off of her sophomore album, Melodrama.
“Liability,” which Lorde tweeted out today, is a sharp pivot from the upbeat tempo of “Green Light” and more in line with the Pure Heroine Kiwi we were first introduced to four years ago—with a bit more maturity in both her voice and lyrics. “Baby really hurt me, crying in the taxi/ He don’t want to know me,” she croons on the piano-driven track. “Says he made the big mistake of dancing in my storm/ Says it was poison.”
If “Green Light” is, what the singer referred to as, that “post-breakup, trying to move on but not quite there yet” song, “Liability” is the moment just after that post-breakup hump when you earn back your self-worth and start to cherish the relationship you have with yourself. She talks more about the story behind the track with Zane Lowe on Beats 1.
On top of new music, we also finally have a release date for Melodrama. It’s set to hit what looks like all of the streaming services available come June 16. Guess we know what songs Lorde will be performing this Saturday on SNL.