The panic is beginning to set in.
After a long winter, spring is finally here. As the chilly weather begins to warm — for everyone other than the Northern half of the Continental US — people’s spirits are rising, and for the first time in a long time, we’re excited for what’s being offered in the form of new music and entertainment. Here’s what you missed over the weekend.
The Lorde Giveth
When Pure Heroine was released, we couldn’t get enough of “Royals” and “Glory and Gore.” But after taking some much needed time off to enjoy life away from the limelight of Hollywood, Lorde returned with from her hiatus with a few surprises up her sleeve. Not only had the singer-songwriter secretly been working on new music, but the New Zealand native gifted fans with two new tracks and the announcement of her sophomore album, Melodrama, available on June 16. The proclamation was huge: Lorde hasn’t released a studio album since 2013 and the fresh tunes are the first solo projects she’s debuted since her contribution of “Yellow Flicker Beat” to The Hunger Games — Mockingjay: Part 1 soundtrack.
my favourite part of the video is the driver standing off to one side vaping and watching me lose my shit on top of his car lol pic.twitter.com/iNWry1BTJg— Lorde (@lorde) March 2, 2017
But the beloved Kiwi didn’t stop there. On Saturday, the brunette beauty made her headlining premiere — albeit second visit — to Saturday Night Live. For her opening song, she chose the lead single off of Melodrama, titled “Green Light.” Inspired by her breakup with longtime boyfriend, James Lowe, Lorde used the songwriting process as a catharsis for the complexities of relationships and the intense heartache she was braving at the time. For her second performance of the night, she sang “Liability,” the second single off of her highly anticipated album. Dressed in a white wedding gown, she sat close to her pianist and gave the live audience a softer rendition than the recorded version. Time away from the constant pressures of society have done Lorde good, and we’re excited to see what else Melodrama has to offer.