Single Review – Lorde – Green Light 

It’s all too easy to forget that Lorde was sixteen when she grabbed everyone’s attention, critical, commercial and otherwise with her 2013 debut Pure Heroine. It was a strong release and all the more surprising that she has waited until now to follow up on that success; the record companies surely snapping at her heels. She clearly wants to do things her own way and this will be shown with her impending second release Melodrama which is expected in the summer. The first single from it is ‘Green Light’ which she claims to be the “poppiest” track on the upcoming album. It is certainly a departure from her previous work with lingering Pop piano chords from which her frantic vocals bring in a rapid dance beat with sweeping and reverberating electronica driving the song on. She switches vocal styles with ease and shows an added technical skill to what were already promising vocals. The music takes the que from her and that is a sure sign of a confident performer and that translates into a bold and confident song. She offers more than your standard Pop vocalist in that sense and this gives her scope to be more versatile and dynamic. Her new album is an intriguing prospect indeed.

Owen Riddle 

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