Lorde released her new single, “Green Light“, last week to much fanfare, and now, she has made public another track.
“Green Light” and “Liability” come from her yet-to-be-released album, “Melodrama”, but both tracks can’t be any more different. While “Green Light” was upbeat and angry, “Liability” is anything but.
As explained by the 20-year-old songstress, “Liability” isn’t an official single, but rather, “just a strange little sister of this album”. She explained that writing the song made her revisited all her memories, but the song “freaked and grossed” her out at first.
In an interview with Beats 1 Radio, Lorde also revealed that the song was inspired by Rihanna. She explained, “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 talisman 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.”
It’s understandable how hard it was for Lorde to release the track, as it contained very personal lyrics. The song goes:
“So I guess I’ll go home/ Into the arms of the girl that I love/ The only love I haven’t screwed up/ She’s so hard to please/ But she’s a forest fire/ I do my best to meet her demands/ Play at romance, we slow dance/ In the living room, but all that a stranger would see/ Is one girl swaying alone/ Stroking her cheek.”
“Melodrama” will be released on 16th June.
Source: NPR Music.