This year is her year, Lorde just released this new video for her previously unreleased track, 'Green Light', you can tell she wanted to make an impact and she did.
While her style has changed considerably these last few years, an artist shouldn't be pinned down based on their previous work. As an artist, we are all changing and growing in ways that bring our deepest emotions out and that seems exactly like what Lorde is trying to do. This upbeat creation is perfect for those angsty nights where you want to feel free, it's perfect for when you're basically sick of everyone's shit.
"The song is actually about a heartbreak," she told Apple Music. "And it's not something that I really am used to writing about ... It was my first major heartbreak. And the song is really about those moments kind of immediately after your life changes and about all the silly little things that you gravitate towards. I say, 'She thinks you love the beach, you’re such a liar.' What the fuck, she thinks you like the beach?! You don’t like the beach! It’s those little stupid things. It sounds so happy and then the lyrics are so intense obviously. And I realized I was like, 'how come this thing is coming out so joyous sounding?' And I realized this is that drunk girl at the party dancing around crying about her ex-boyfriend who everyone thinks is a mess. That’s her tonight and tomorrow she starts to rebuild. And that’s the song for me."
I never thought we would hear from Lorde out of the blue like this, but she did leave some breadcrumbs around before the release of this video work, she even mentioned on her Twitter, "I'm so proud of this song".
Let's just hope that she continues to express her creativity in a way that makes her feel fullfilled as an artist, we can't wait to hear more, hopefully an album in the future, who knows?!
Watch Lorde's 'Green Light' below!