Today is the day everyone has been anticipating for, Lorde has released her LP, Melodrama. The album features 11 tracks and has no guest appearances. She has already released "Green Light," "Perfect Places," and "Liability." Before Melodrama, Lorde released in 2013 Pure Heroine, which had her number one single, "Royals."
In Variety's review of the album, they labeled it as the best pop album of 2017 so far. They said, "And with "Melodrama," the best modern-pop album of 2017 so far, Lorde has taken a particularly big record-to-record leap."
Lorde said when talking about Melodrama that it was inspired by heartbreak. She went on to say:
"I turned inwards to my friends, my family, towards this moment, so I could learn more about who I was, and so I could let this new project show itself to me. My heart broke. I moved out of home and into the city and I made new friends and started to realize that no-one is just good or bad, that everyone is both. I started to discover in a profound, scary, blood-aching way who I was when I was alone, what I did when I did things only for myself. I was reckless and graceless and terrifying and tender. I threw sprawling parties and sat in restaurants until the early hours, learning what it's like to be an adult, even talking like one sometimes, until I caught myself. All I wanted to do was dance. I whispered into ears and let my eyes blaze on high and for the first time I felt this intimate, empire-sized inner power."
She also announced the 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.