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."
wow feels big and intense having liability out in the world strange part of myself for a lot of people to look at— Lorde (@lorde) March 10, 2017
"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."
good though— Lorde (@lorde) March 10, 2017
ps. not a single for those asking, just a strange little sister of this album really. but i love it ❤— Lorde (@lorde) March 10, 2017
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.
jack truly pushed me to a place i'd never been with this album i couldn't love him more for it this song freaked & grossed me out at first— Lorde (@lorde) March 10, 2017
& i remember my synesthesia was really blaring in the session, this swirling combo of high school and recent and private and public memories— Lorde (@lorde) March 10, 2017
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.
felt like when i walk down the hall kind of drunk at a party and shut myself in a bedroom to mumble something happy or sad into my phone— Lorde (@lorde) March 10, 2017