Just a week after releasing her first single, Lorde is back with a new track off of her upcoming sophomore album.“Liability” was released via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, where she revealed that the song was inspired by Rihanna track “Higher” and her personal realizations about the consequences of her lifestyle.
“I’m really proud of this bit of songwriting,” she said. “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.’”
Check out the track below:
Lorde also revealed that the new album would be titled “Melodrama” and will be released by June 16, 2017.
Following the interview, Lorde was a guest on Saturday Night Live, where she performed both new tracks.
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