Lorde has finally returned with new solo music, four years after her debut studio album, with its world-dominating hit “Royals.”
Her new single, “Green Light,” comes from her hotly anticipated sophomore album. She premiered the song online in a music video and on Apple’s Beats 1 radio with DJ Zane Lowe.
In the interview, Lorde said the full album was written and produced with Jack Antonoff, of the band Fun and his solo project Bleachers. She also said “Green Light” is about “my 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 starts with piano and Lorde’s singing before exploding into a skittering drum beat and a soaring chorus that goes, “I’m waiting for it/That green light, I want it.”
Lorde said previously in a tweet: “i am so proud of this song. it’s very different, and kinda unexpected. it’s complex and funny and sad and joyous and it will make you DANCE.”
Watch the video for Lorde’s “Green Light” below:
i am so proud of this song. it’s very different, and kinda unexpected. it’s complex and funny and sad and joyous and it will make you DANCE
— Lorde (@lorde) March 1, 2017
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