I felt rocked by fame: Lorde

Carla Harmon
June 17, 2017

Lorde releases her second album "Melodrama" today (June 16), having already shared four songs from it - "Green Light", "Perfect Places", "Sober" and "Liability".

Her 2013 debut album, Pure Heroine, was a modern pop anomaly: unique in its sparse production, smoky vocals and evocative lyrics, but also its staggering success for a then-16-year-old unknown. "It rocked my foundations and could have [messed me up], you know?" Now, at 20, she's back with a sophomore release just as exceptional, and with a growing sound. Each song is carefully crafted, making use of her strengths in producing the work and understanding that her scratchy, nearly operatic voice can be utilized in more than just an electro-pop setting.

The pair's first official musical cross-pollination has been a long time coming.

These types of fan reactions are hardly uncommon for artists of Lorde's stature, but one gets the sense that the singer specifically tailored her new album to meet her audience's emotional needs while also breaking new ground artistically.

"If anything, I've slowly been getting less famous since Royals was really big".

In the interview she says she still feels like she "sucks at being famous", despite having many high-profile friends in the industry, including Taylor Swift. "I feel so comfortable in myself", she added. That's everyone's fear on a second album, just people not really caring how you've changed. Luckily for us, Lorde will make a stop at Little Caesars Arena during the North American leg of the tour.

Let's let things come out of the woodwork / I'll give you my best side, tell you all my best lies / Yeah, awesome right?

Lorde has been heating up festival stages all season with acclaimed performances at Coachella, Governors Ball and most recently, Bonnaroo.

"When it was happening, I was quite overwhelmed by it".

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