THY FAIREST LORDE HATH RETURNED TO US.
LET US REJOICE AND GIVE PRAISE IN HER NAME.
Following the recent release of cryptic teaser videos, Lorde’s back with an emotionally charged single “Green Light” from her forthcoming sophomore album “Melodrama”. The artist took to her Twitter this morning to expand upon the dance tune’s release:
The new single comes complete with illuminated visuals written and produced by the artist and Jack Antonoff. The video itself was directed by Grant Singer, who’s worked alongside some of pop’s biggest names like The Weeknd.
Watch “Green Light”, revel in its glory.
In a recent interview with Beats 1, the artist revealed “Green Light” explores her “first major heartbreak.” “It’s not something that I really am used to writing about,” she said. “It took me a while to be able to figure out how to write about that.”
THE SONG IS REALLY ABOUT THOSE MOMENTS KIND OF IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR LIFE CHANGES AND ABOUT ALL THE SILLY LITTLE THINGS YOU GRAVITATE TOWARDS.
I say, “She thinks you love the beach, you’re such a liar”. What the fuck, she thinks you like the beach?! You don’t like the beach! It’s those little stupid things. It sounds so happy and then the lyrics are so intense obviously. And I realized I was like, “how come this thing is coming out so joyous sounding?”
And I realized this is that drunk girl at the party dancing around crying about her ex-boyfriend who everyone thinks is a mess.
THAT’S HER TONIGHT AND TOMORROW SHE STARTS TO REBUILD. AND THAT’S THE SONG FOR ME.
Further information about the highly anticipated followup to 2013’s worldwide hit collection, “Pure Heroine”, has yet to be released, but it should be interesting to see where Lorde takes her tunes. It’s clear there’s an enormous amount of dance and electronic music alluded to on the track, likely paying homage to what Lorde’s called her “fluorescent years”.
What does “Green Lights” intersection of dance and pop mean for the future of Lorde’s music?
What about mainstream pop music in general?
Only time will tell.
One thing’s for sure though, Lorde’s right. Her new tune is different, but we’re here for it.