Published Mar 09, 2017Lorde announced her return with Melodrama and accompanying single "Green Light" at the start of the month. Now, she's shared another track from the highly anticipated album in "Liability."
Premiered through Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show this afternoon (March 9), the vocalist said that "I love the song so much and it feels so starkly truthful to me. And I think everyone knows what that's like, to just feel like a fucking liability."
She also revealed that Melodrama will arrive on June 16 through LAVA/Republic.
Lorde also told Lowe about the song's origins as follows:
I'm really proud of this bit of songwriting. I feel like I got somewhere they hadn't been before, which is always a nice feeling as a songwriter. It's interesting because I had this realization that because of my lifestyle and what I do for work there's going to be a point with every single person around me where I'm gonna be attacks on them in some way. If it is having to give up a little portion of their privacy or their life becoming more difficult or whatever. It was just this moment of sadness and I remember it so vividly.
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 talismans 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. And the tone of the melody, the way it kind of falls around, it's almost like it's kind of drunk or it sort of leans around, it's got this hip-hop cadence to it.
Hear "Liability" and Lorde's conversation with Lowe in the players below. Pre-order her new album via Umusic here.