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Lorde fans dance to new song

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 2/03/2017

After a week of enigmatic videos, cryptic clues and a green-lit treasure hunt across Auckland, Lorde's fans have finally turned up their speakers to listen to her new single.

Releasing Green Light over the internet, Lorde also appeared on Apple's Beats 1 radio station saying she had worked hard on the track.

"For me it has been a couple of years since I put anything out," she said.

"I knew it had to be really special."

She also revealed it had a personal story.

"This song is actually about a heartbreak.It is my first major heartbreak."

"[It] is really about those moments immediately after your life changes and those silly little things you gravitate to."

Fans on Twitter immediately praised the song, which was released with a video directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Grant Singer, and will be part of an album called Melodrama.

"30 mins into @lorde releasing #GreenLight and I am obsessed," Twitter user Kody said.

"#GreenLight didn't disappoint at all," a user assuming Lady Gaga's name said.

"Okay I'll have #greenlight on repeat for the next year bye," Rachel said.

Since Monday, the 20-year-old Kiwi pop-star has been teasing fans with a series of clues hinting towards a release of some kind on Friday.

Late on Wednesday night, she treated fans to three installation-art-like clues around central Auckland, all green-lit and feature clips of possible lyrics and music.

It's been more than three years since Lorde released Pure Heroine, the debut album that catapulted her to global fame, and her last solo single release was Yellow Flicker Beat for the third Hunger Games film's soundtrack in 2014.

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