Nearly eighteen months have passed since we last heard Lorde on record, gracing Disclosure’s, er, magnetic single “Magnets” from the UK house duo’s 2015 sophomore album Caracal. And it has been three-and-a-half years since she released her breakthrough debut album Pure Heroine in the fall of 2013, an extended period that has seemed like an eternity to her legions of increasingly impatient devotees.
But much to her fans’ (and our) delight, the dynamic, New Zealand bred singer-songwriter has returned in glorious form with the euphoric, post-breakup anthem “Green Light,” which she describes on Twitter as “very different, and kinda unexpected.” She adds that “It's complex and funny and sad and joyous and it'll make you DANCE."
In conjunction with the release of “Green Light” and the accompanying, Grant Singer directed visuals, Lorde has announced that her sophomore album entitled Melodrama will surface this summer, coinciding with a string of festival circuit appearances. "I needed to just go away, go home to New Zealand, and hang out by myself and figure out what I was going to do next,” she recently confided to BBC Radio 1’s MistaJam. “I knew I couldn't make the same thing again, and I had to figure out what it was that I wanted to say. And I'm so glad I took that time, because this record is the coolest thing I've ever made."
Watch the video for “Green Light” below and keep your eyes and ears peeled for Lorde’s forthcoming long player Melodrama this summer.
DOWNLOAD Lorde’s “Green Light” via iTunes