Ahead of her SNL appearance this weekend, Lorde has released another track from upcoming second album ‘Melodrama’ the striking and stripped back ballad is titled ‘Liability’. Listen below;
Speaking to Zane Lowe once again about her new music she had this to say;
I’m really proud of this bit of songwriting. I feel like I got somewhere they hadn’t been before, which is always a nice feeling as a songwriter. It’s interesting because I had this realisation that because of my lifestyle and what I do for work there’s going to be a point with every single person around me where I’m gonna be attacks on them in some way. If it is having to give up a little portion of their privacy or their life becoming more difficult or whatever. It was just this moment of sadness and I remember it so vividly.
I was in this cab alone listening to “Higher” by Rihanna because ANTI had just come out. And I had a little cry and I was just like, “It’s always going to be this way, at some point with everyone it’s going to be this way.” But the song kind of ended up turning into a bit of a protective talismans for me. I was like, you know what, I’m always gonna have myself so I have to really nurture this relationship and feel good about hanging out with myself and loving myself. And the tone of the melody, the way it kind of falls around, it’s almost like it’s kind of drunk or it sort of leans around, it’s got this hip-hop cadence to it.
It follows on from the fantastic first single ‘Green Light’ which you can find more about here.
The track comes alongside the news that her highly anticipated second album ‘Melodrama’ will be released globally on June 16th.