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Lorde Releases Long Awaited Single "Sober"

by Dayna Haffenden   Jun 9, 2017 11:28 AM EDT

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INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Guest singer Lorde performs onstage during the Disclosure show on day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California.  ( Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella )

Lorde has returned with new single, "Sober."

The track is produced by Malay, Kuk Harrell, and Jack Antonoff. This serves as the fourth single off her upcoming album, Melodrama, which releases June 16. She has already released "Green Light," "Perfect Places," and "Liability." In the song Lorde questions how emotions and actions will change when she is in a sober state of mind.

She took to Twitter to describe the inspiration behind the song. She went into detail in a variety of tweets explaining that the song came to her instantly while in an uber. She said:

"So the first inklings of sober came to me in the back of an uber, and then properly at jack and lena's kitchen table. I BOLTED to the studio. I'll never forget writing the first demo it was like a trance i guided jack to the chords almost wordlessly with my hands on his shoulders. It was this really intense booming slow synth thing with a drum outro for ages then malay came thru on my birthday & cracked the code on it. [I] came up with the "midnight, lose my mind" pitched sample on a sinfully hot day in palm springs and also started sober that day as well. This song was so important to me because it felt like pop music i hadn't heard before, this sprawling brass & strange vocal syncopation. And I think we expressed the emotions so purely- it's leaning & drawling, juvenile & triumphant - impressing someone then embarrassing urself. & that late-saturday-night declaration "WE PRETEND THAT WE JUST DON'T CARE / BUT WE CARE" tasted as fresh & new in my mouth as ice water."

The songstress is definitely on a roll. Yesterday, she announced U.K dates for her tour, Melodrama. The tour kicks off in late September. For one of the stops on the tour, she will get a visit from music's newcomer, Khalid.

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