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Lorde Returns with New Single “Green Light”

Fans of the alternative-pop singer Lorde can finally take a sigh of relief.

The 20 –year-old returns to the pop scene with her new single “Green Light,” written and produced by former member of the band Fun, Jack Antanoff, and herself.

The New Zealand native first rose to fame when her single “Royals” premiered at the top of Billboards Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks in June of 2013. At that time, Lorde was only 16 years-old, making her the youngest solo artist to achieve a #1 single since Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now” in 1987.

After her summer of success in 2013, Lorde went on to tour her debut album “Pure Heroine,” which peaked at #3  on the Billboard Top 200. “Royals” was also granted Grammy Awards for “Best Pop Solo Performance” and “Best Pop Vocal.”

Following the success of her debut album, Lorde went on to curate the soundtrack for “The Hunger Games : Mockingjay – Part One,” which included songs from Ariana Grande, Miguel, Charli XCX, and Tinashe. Then, she vanished.

Just kidding. Lorde took her time creating her second solo-project, which she has announced will be entitled “Melodrama.”  If “Green Light” is any sign of what’s to come, expect a more “pop” sound for the sophomore effort.  While sharing some of the lyrical angst found on songs from “Pure Herione,” the instrumental of the new single definitely sounds more airy and rhythmic than anything the songstress has put out. Paired with a feel-good musical, I definitely see this song being a contender for one of the best feel-good songs for this summer.

“Melodrama” will be released on June 16th, 2017 through Republic Records. For more information on the album, single, or Lorde in general, visit lorde.co.nz.