March 9, 2017


Lorde Releases Sweeping 'Liability' Ballad, Announces 'Melodrama' Release Date: Listen

Lorde keeps the anticipation high for her upcoming Melodrama album with the release of new song "Liability." Co-produced by the singer and Jack Antonoff, the ballad finds Lorde exposing all of her flaws and sinks into her signature vulnerability. "They say, 'You're a little much for me / You're a liability," she mourns over a stark piano-based melody. "So they pull back, make other plans / I understand, I'm a liability. Get you wild and make you leave." 

The song has tinges of David Bowie influence, which makes sense as Lorde explained the pop icon inspired a lot of her album. "I feel like the whole time spent writing this record I've had him in my thoughts, I've had him in my heart," she told BBC Radio 1. "It's hard not to make something and think, 'What would David think of this? If I could play it to him, what would he say?"

Along with releasing "Liability," Lorde also announced that Melodrama will arrive on June 16. The singer's sophomore album comes after 2013's Pure Heroine breakout. The track follows lead single "Green Light," which she released on March 2.

Lorde is set to perform on Saturday Night Live on March 11. She'll also headline a bunch of 2017 festivals, including Coachella and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April, then BonnarooGovernors Ball and Free Press Summer Fest in June.