Alim Kheraj
Updated Mar 03, 2017 @ 1:51 am
Credit: Republic Records

We love hearing about the stories behind the songs, and now Lorde has told of the heartache behind her incredible new song “Green Light.”

You may have missed it, but yesterday (March 2nd) Lorde shared her brand new song “Green Light,” and it’s INCREDIBLE. The track, which was co-written and co-produced by Jack Antonoff of Bleachers (Jack has also written with Taylor Swift and is Lena Dunham’s BF, fyi), along with Joel Little and Frank Dukes, is a pulsing and hypnotic slice of ’90s dance-pop and we can’t get enough of it.

The singer had been teasing the track, which is the first taste of her upcoming second album Melodrama, all week, with pop-up projections and speakers blasting out snippets. What’s more, Lorde also shared the video for the song, too! Watch it below.

Now Lorde has spoken about the heartache that inspired the song, and it sounds like it was a pretty hard situation.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 on Apple Music (via Pitchfork), Lorde said that it wasn’t something she was actually familiar with writing about before.

To us, this sounds a bit like Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” and any sad breakup banger is a-okay with us, tbh.

Lorde also spoke about how growing up had shaped her upcoming album Melodrama, too.

“I moved out of home and all of a sudden I was kind of figuring out who am I when I’m alone? Who am I when I’m doing things just for myself? And I feel like you can really hear that on this record,” she said. “I had to tell the truth so starkly to myself and to my friends and people around me. It’s an amazing feeling. It’s amazing actually listening to this body of work and being like, “wow, that is that year of my life in all of its kind of glory and disgusting…” All the gross moments, all great moments. It’s really special for me to listen to.”

Listen to the full interview below.

Lorde’s second album Melodrama is expected for release later this year (we’re hearing rumors of June). “Green Light” is available to stream and download now.