Lorde Says it Feels 'Intense' to Have 'Liability' Out in the World

Lorde spent Friday morning (March 10) reminiscing about recording her new song "Liability," recalling how the sessions made her feel like she was back in high school and how releasing it in the world has been "intense." The singer tweeted that the emotional ballad -- which follows on the heels of the house-tinged first single, "Green Light" -- is a "strange part of myself for a lot of people to look at."

"Liability," which dropped on Thursday (March 9), is the second taste fans have gotten of Lorde's upcoming second album, Melodrama, which is due out on June 16. And, as odd as it feels to have the raw tune in the world, there's a sense of relief for the 20-year-old, who sings on the track: "So I guess I'll go home/ Into the arms of the girl that I love/ The only love I haven't screwed up/ She's so hard to please but she's a forest fire." 

She also recalled the "big beautiful verdant studio" in Los Angeles where she recorded the song with Jack Antonoff and "those falling chords sounding like the music I grew up on." From the sounds of it, fun./Bleachers member Antonoff really challenged the one-time teen star to go to some dark places on the song, some of which were initially uncomfortable.

Seeing those sounds and being taken back to the awkwardness of high school elicited a very specific memory for Lorde of where she would go when the feelings would overtake her.