Lorde has explained why she took a break from music after finishing the campaign for her debut album.
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,” Lorde said during an interview on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. “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.”
‘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.”