The time has finally come, Lorde‘s sophomore album, Melodrama, has arrived – and my god, was it worth the wait!
Lorde has been teasing this album since February with the release of the impeccable “Green Light” and has followed it with the heartbreaking “Liability” and the mid-tempo jam that is “Sober.”
Lorde’s new album won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, it piles everything into the album, but it’s over the top moments work in favour of the album, from the adlibs of “broadcast the boom boom, it’ll make them dance tonight,” on “The Louvre,” to the epic and busy, yet still strangely restrained production on “Hard Feelings.”
There’s always a pressure if you have an amazing first album to follow it up with an even better second, and many completely fail. Lorde had pressure and a half on her hands here after David Bowie allegedly called her the future of music – it’s safe to say she’s done that!
Lorde left her moody production behind on Pure Heroine, now, she keeps her unique vocal that made her what she is today, but mixes with them with dancier, more pop-friendly beats, with a little pinch of 70s/80s like on the anthemic “Homemade Dynamite,” and the weird, yet fucking brilliant (and album highlight) “Supercut.”
Here, Lorde opens her soul to the rest of the world, I mean, by the end of listening to Melodrama you know her better than you know your best friend. She calls herself crazy, psycho, wild, and even admits to being a stalker, “I’ll love you till you call the cops on me (“Writer In The Dark).
Wrapped in the concept of one night at a house party, this song discusses the highs and lows of heartbreak, and while this is a very personal album, Lorde allows us to follow the highs and lows with her, ultimately losing yourself in the moment.
Check out Lorde’s new album below and let us know what you think in the comments below!