Queen of New Zeland, Lorde has finally released her long-awaited lead single (and video) for her sophomore album, “Green Light” – and it’s bloody great.
Way back in 2013 Lorde released her game-changing single, “Royals,” marking a major change in the sound of mainstream music – so you’d be expecting her to stick to the pop-sphere altering sound, right?
In fact, the only thing that makes this a Lorde song is, well, that Lorde is singing and has a slight moody vibe.
The production is like nothing that was found on Pure Heroin, and it works – even if not at first. By the time your half way through the track you’ll have forgotten your expectations of “Royals” pt II.
The production is very upbeat, which is in contrast to the topic of the lyrics about wanting to move on from someone and not being able to.
“THOUGHT YOU SAID THAT YOU WOULD ALWAYS BE IN LOVE, BUT YOU’RE NOT IN LOVE NO MORE/DID IT FRIGHTEN YOU?”
Can you wait for the remixes of this?! It already sounds like a Lorde remix!!
Lorde’s voice sounds untouched, which adds to the tracks rawness and slightly angry tone.
The song is pretty fantastic in its own right, but together with the video…OMG, it’s amazing!
It’s a simple video, but it compliments the song perfectly, with its moody vibe and emotional connection. I mean, look at Lorde, she looks like she’s genuinely happy, sad and angry at the same time!
Check out the brilliant song (and video) below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!