Lorde has revealed more details about her forthcoming album.
The singer/songwriter – whose second studio record Melodrama will drop June 16 – has confirmed it ‘will tell the story a single house party’.
“With a party, there’s that moment where a great song comes on and you’re ecstatic,” Lorde told NY Times supplement The Cut.
“And then there’s that moment later on where you’re alone in the bathroom, looking in the mirror, you don’t think you look good, and you start feeling horrible.”
As for the rumours the album is a ‘break-up record’ following the end her relationship with New Zealand-based photographer James Lowe?
While Lorde did admit Melodrama explores themes heartbreak, she explained it is a record about solitude rather than devastation.
“I had to sort write my way out the last album,” she added. “After your heart is broken, music enters you on a new level. It’s a record about being alone. The good parts and the bad parts.”
Lorde – real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich O’Connor – has dropped two singles from the album so far.
‘Green Light’ was the sad/happy anthem our dreams while the more melancholy ‘Liability’ was inspired by Rihanna’s ANTI hit ‘Higher’.
However, it’s Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ which had a more lasting impression on the singer/Creme Egg enthusiast.
“There’s this sadness about it, where you feel young listening to it, but you feel impermanence at the same time,” she added.
“When I put that song on, I’m as moved as I am by anything by David Bowie, by Fleetwood Mac, by Neil Young.
“It lets you feel something you didn’t know you needed to feel. There’s something holy about it.”
Melodrama is out June 16.
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