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Lorde talks the Spinoff's Henry Oliver through the lyrics, songwriting and production of every song on her new album Melodrama

Lorde: Behind the Melodrama thespinoff.co.nz

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Lorde talks the Spinoff's Henry Oliver through the lyrics, songwriting and production of every song on her new album Melodrama

    Green Light

    Green Light

    "I always want to run toward the thing that feels challenging and scary and exciting, and that didn't feel like a drum beat and a vocal anymore. Because those types of songs had been number one on the charts for two years. It really felt like there'd been an excess of that type of music, which I am happy for as someone who's in the camp of minimalism, but also I was like – there has to be a different way to express how I'm feeling."

    • 18 min
    Sober

    Sober

    "I feel like the essence of Melodrama is 'We present that we just don't care / but we care'. We f*****g care! and I'm going to show you. This record is a document about that care."

    • 7 min
    Homemade Dynamite

    Homemade Dynamite

    "Sometimes it is just about having your arms around your friend's shoulders and being drunk and being into the same song."

    • 7 min
    The Louvre

    The Louvre

    "I wanted to [give the feeling of] just like the big sun-soaked dumbness of falling in love and it’s like your whole head is like glue, it's amazing. It is like drugs. It’s like 'I just want to be by you all the time, I just want to listen to you talk and look at your face do all those dumb things that it does when you talk. It's just like this big dumb joy and it’s intense – and I feel like the instrumentation in that song kind of helped it get there."

    • 9 min
    Liability

    Liability

    "I'm so aware of the thoughts that are so potent in a moment and then, in the light of day, you're like, 'Alright, I was being a bit of a drama queen there, but it's all good, I'm over it.' But I went and immortalised it and now everyone who talks to be about that song gives me this look like I'm dying of a terminal disease ... but I think that is the nature of writing a record called Melodrama."

    • 14 min
    Hard Feelings/Loveless

    Hard Feelings/Loveless

    "I was basically speed-dating different producers and songwriters in LA and hating it. And then I walked into a room with [Jack Antonoff] and just felt like home. I was like, 'Oh, yes. I want to be around you as long as I can and as much as possible.' We were just obsessed with each other."

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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Really interesting to see the back story and creation of this album! Great questions and the interviewer is happy to let Lorde chat away and talk about her inspiration!

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