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Lorde Is Everyone Who Has Ever Gone Through A Breakup In Her New Video

Mar. 4, 2017
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All right, everyone, pack it in: the queen of underage overachievers has done it again. After a two-year-plus hiatus, Lorde is back on our minds and our radio stations with a brand-new single—and a hell of a video to match.

“Green Light”—a totally vicious breakup anthem off her sophomore album Melodrama, which will be released this summer—is Lorde’s first single since The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 standout “Yellow Flicker Beat” in 2014. Lorde has not released an album of her own since her blockbuster debut, Pure Heroine, in 2013.

For Lorde, writing “Green Light” was about finding joy in the pain of heartbreak. “You go through this thing and it’s so awful and you just wish you could let go. And the green light thing is like, I’m not okay right now but I’m gonna be okay. And that green light of finally being okay is gonna feel incredible,” said Lorde on #FVMZM. In an interview on Beats 1, she further explained why her gritty breakup single has such a buoyant sound: “This is that drunk girl at the party, dancing around, crying about her ex-boyfriend, who everyone thinks is a mess. That’s her tonight, and tomorrow she starts to rebuild.”

If Twitter is any indication, it looks like we’re not the only ones losing our minds over the new video:

Welcome back, Lorde. We missed you.