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Lorde releases new song Green Light

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 2/03/2017 Danielle McGrane

Lorde has released her new single Green Light, the first from her upcoming second album Melodrama.

The Kiwi singer revealed the dance-pop song, which she released on Friday, is about getting over heartbreak.

"The song is not so much about the heartbreak but about 'How am I going to dance my way through this and be OK tomorrow morning? I might not be OK right now but I will be soon. I'm going to get that Green Light and when I do, it's going to be the greatest'," she told triple J on Friday.

Lorde was 16 when she released her first album Pure Heroine in 2013 and Green Light is the first new music she's put out since 2015, when she featured on the Disclosure track Magnets.

The 20-year-old co-produced Melodrama with fun's Jack Antonoff, who has also co-written and worked with Taylor Swift, including on her Grammy Award-winning 1989 album.

Lorde told BBC Radio 1 in the UK that this album has been inspired by David Bowie, to whom she paid tribute at the 2016 Brit Awards.

"It's hard not to make something and not think, 'What would David think of this? If I could play it to him, what would he say'?" she told the station.

The other inspiration behind the album has just been her own life.

"I wrote this album about this crazy year of my life," she told the BBC.

"I partied a lot and I felt all the feelings - and it was all so fluorescent. So I decided to call the album Melodrama."

The album will be released this winter.

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