Lorde releases 'Green Light,' first single from upcoming album Melodrama

Lorde releases 'Green Light,' first single from upcoming album Melodrama

After all the teasers and treasure hunts, Lorde has today finally released her new single.

She came, she saw, and she conquered: Today, Lorde has officially premiered "Green Light", her first new single in almost three years.

Working with musician Jack Antonoff, Lorde said the album took 18 months to complete.

"I love the big sprawling projects too, but there's something about the falls and lifts of meticulous pop, moments designed for u to feel what u need to, that's more important than ever", she wrote.

Lorde had been in the studio with friends discussing songs they wished were immortal, and Robyn immediately came to mind.




"I maxed out every single emotion I have in the best possible way, the colours still aching behind my eyes like this weird blissful hangover", she wrote.

Lorde told Lowe on his Beats1 radio show to premiere the single, and explained how writing this song helped her piece together Melodrama. "It's complex and amusing and sad and joyous and it'll make you DANCE", she promised on twitter yesterday. You can check out more of the lyrics at Genius, along with some explanations, but here's a sneak peek of her written brilliance. "Green Light" may be more "pop" than "alt", but we're confident this so-called "new chapter" will bring plenty of promise. It's very different, and kinda unexpected.

"For me it was kind of about processing what I want to say next and I knew it just couldn't be any old thing", said Lorde.

You really just have to hear it for yourself. In the video, she dances around town shaking her legendary head of hair under lights of varying colors. The new cut kicks off just the second era of her career, even though it feels as if she's been a major star for a long time. The guerilla marketing campaign included a auto flashing a green strobe light, a green-lit wall playing a snippet of the tune, and some lyrics displayed on a green sign hovered by green drones.

Lorde spent previous year working on her new album with United States musician Jack Antonoff.

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