Today we took full advantage of the snow day and crossed a ton off our overdue to-do list… aka our over-do list. We lit a candle, opened the blinds (we love watching snow), and listened to Lorde’s newest singles on repeat. Liability and Green Light off the soon-to-be released album, Melodrama, show Lorde’s undeniable maturation since disappearing from the musical spotlight a few years ago.
With Liability, she manages to write a soft ballad about fame and friendship, without a trace of self-pity and “woe-is-me”.
With lyrics such as
The truth is I am a toy
That people enjoy
‘Til all of the tricks don’t work anymore
And then they are bored of me
listeners are shown a persuasive, detailed vignette of the very real and often mocked struggles that come with being in the spotlight.
Green Light is another personal piece that Lorde described to Rolling Stone as being about her first real heartbreak. “It sounds so happy and then the lyrics are so intense obviously. And I realized I was like, ‘how come this thing is coming out so joyous sounding?’ And I realized this is that drunk girl at the party dancing around crying about her ex-boyfriend who everyone thinks is a mess. That’s her tonight and tomorrow she starts to rebuild. And that’s the song for me.”
Her brutally honest explanation behind it is incredibly comforting, if for nothing else, it’s relatability.
We absolutely cannot wait for the rest of the album!