We are so excited by the fact that New Zealand’s singing sensation Lorde is back with new music, although in her new single, ‘Liability’, she spends a good chunk of it apologising to her friends and family – delivering a memo to the people around her who find keeping up with her celebrity lifestyle to be tiring.
She explained the reasoning behind the “Melodrama” track in an interview with Zane Lowe.
“I love the song so much and it feels so starkly truthful to me,” she said. “And I think everyone knows what that’s like, to just feel like a f*cking liability.”
She also revealed that the song was inspired by her own life (and a little bit of Rihanna).
“It’s interesting because I had this realisation that because of my lifestyle and what I do for work there’s going to be a point with every single person around me where I’m gonna be attacks on them in some way. If it is having to give up a little portion of their privacy or their life becoming more difficult or whatever. It was just this moment of sadness and I remember it so vividly,” she said. “I was in this cab alone listening to ‘Higher’ by Rihanna because “ANTI” had just come out. And I had a little cry and I was just like, ‘It’s always going to be this way, at some point with everyone it’s going to be this way.”
‘Liability’ is an exceedingly emotional and bare-bones piano ballad that will leave you wanting more.
The truth is I am a toy
That people enjoy
‘Til all of the tricks don’t work anymore
And then they are bored of me
I know that it’s exciting
Running through the night, but
Every perfect summer’s
Eating me alive until you’re gone
Better on my own
‘Liability’ is from Lorde‘s upcoming new record, “Melodrama” (set for release on June 16).
Lorde also performed the song on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. Watch her live performance below.
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