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.

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Source: Lorde’s Website

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.

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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.

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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.

Enjoy:

“Melodrama” will be released on 16th June.

For more info, visit Lorde’s website and Facebook page.

Source: NPR Music.

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