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Recording an album can be a very intimate experience. It involves long hours in close quarters pouring out your emotions, sometimes with people you're still getting to know as they get a first-hand look at your rawest self.
Also, it can be fun and silly and kind of weird. Cue the series of behind-the-scenes videos and pictures Lorde posted on Friday morning (May 26), as she counts down the three weeks left before the release of her anticipated second album, Melodrama. The tweetspree began with a glimpse at an early demo of "Sober," from a session in the "tiny" Los Angeles studio she worked in with the album's executive producer, Bleachers leader Jack Antonoff.
found some cool videos from when we were making it—here's an early demo of sober coming together in our tiny la studio pic.twitter.com/PQEeahljq5— Lorde (@lorde) May 26, 2017
She continued with a shot of Antonoff and album engineer Laura Sisk, who she says "put thousands of late night hours in over 18 months."
jack and laura our engineer the unsung hero of melodrama—she put thousands of late night hours in over 18 months pic.twitter.com/3ojK5bWXdK— Lorde (@lorde) May 26, 2017
There's also one of Antonoff playing some plaintive piano late at night at New York's iconic Electric Lady Studios in December.
lot of lovely moments listening to jack lay down pianos late at night --electric lady studios, dec 2016 pic.twitter.com/xWsZlzPTZj— Lorde (@lorde) May 26, 2017
And, one of Jack just kind of being a dork and wanting to show Lorde the funniest video ever. (Spoiler alert: we don't get to see what it is.)
"do you wanna see the funniest video ever?" "do i..." pic.twitter.com/d8XgpXFAMq— Lorde (@lorde) May 26, 2017
Parting is such sweet sorrow in one of the final peeks, when Antonoff snaps a pic of Lorde in the car as they part ways on the final night of recording.
our last car ride home together at the end of the last day making melodrama ❤-- pic.twitter.com/WgcrHW0Yk2— Lorde (@lorde) May 26, 2017
The spree ended with a funny exchange between Jack and Lorde in which she remembers complaining about being cooped up and doing nothing but working on "a bunch of lyrics that needed finishing" when Antonoff gave her some classic words to live by: "happiness is for tourists write you little f---er."
omg almost forgot this "happiness is for tourists write you little fucker" from when i had a bunch of lyrics that needed finishing -- pic.twitter.com/QrehsdK5Gn— Lorde (@lorde) May 26, 2017