“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,”
Lorde has explained why she took a break from music after finishing the campaign for her debut album.The New Zealand singer-songwriter released debut album ‘Pure Heroine’ in 2013 and yesterday returned with new single ‘Green Light’.Following her new single’s release, Lorde revealed that her new album will be called ‘Melodrama’. A release date has not been announced but you can see the Sam McKinnis-painted artwork below.
“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. “It had to be really special and really singular and it couldn’t sound the same as the old stuff and there was a lot of discovery that went on.”
Lorde, 20, also revealed that she moved back to New Zealand after the ‘Pure Heroine’ campaign had wound down. “It was good for me, I think,” she recalled. “It’s crazy when you are so young to be spending all your time in L.A. or New York. I think it can kind of fuck with you if you’re a kid.”
she said. “I moved out of home and all of a sudden I was kind of figuring out who am I when I’m alone? Who am I when I’m doing things just for myself? And I feel like you can really hear that on this record. There’s definitely moments where it’s like ‘Oh, she really went there.'”
“Green Light” was the first song Lorde wrote for Melodrama. She recorded the album over an 18-month period songwriter/musician Jack Antonoff, who co-wrote the single and co-produced the album. “[Jack’s] so wonderful and totally understands me and is such a great listener,” said Lorde. “And this stuff that we’ve made I just really feel like we’ve pushed each other to make stuff that is better than anything either of us have ever done.”
‘Green Light’ was co-written and co-produced by Jack Antonoff (aka Bleachers). “He’s so wonderful and totally understands me and is such a great listener,” Lorde told Zane Lowe. “And this stuff that we’ve made, I just really feel like we’ve pushed each other to make stuff that is better than anything either of us have ever done.”
“It’s the first chapter of a story I’m gonna tell you, the story of the last 2 wild, fluorescent years of my life. This is where we begin.”On Wednesday, Lorde led her fans in New Zealand on a bit of a treasure hunt, tweeting out three locations in Auckland. They were ultimately led to Herne bay beach, which was lit up in green while lyrics were displayed on a nearby lightbox.