Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ Single Arrives Thursday: Watch the Latest Teaser
The (now 20-year-old) queen of precocious teen pop shall soon rise again: Lorde's new song is called "Green Light," and she's previewed the track in a third video teaser projected onto buildings in Auckland, New Zealand.
Lorde announced that the track will arrive on Thursday (March 2) at 2PM eastern, ahead of her Saturday Night Live performance on March 11 (with Scarlett Johansson hosting). The "Green Light" music video will arrive the same day, directed by Grant Singer, who helmed Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" video as well as many of The Weeknd's music videos.
From the few lyrics audible in the new videos, "Green Light" may be a breakup bop, but the production is far from moody. Lorde calls it "very different, and kinda unexpected. it's complex and funny and sad and joyous and it'll make you DANCE."
"Come get my things but I can’t let go (I've waited for it)," the New Zealand pop star sings. More possible "Green Light" lyrics offered in text? "She thinks you love the beach, you're such a damn liar," and "I do my makeup in somebody else's car."
The music in the snippet matches the piano intro in the first mysterious Lorde commercial that aired in New Zealand on February 27, which found the singer-songwriter snacking as she rode a bus before two dates flashed onscreen: "3.2.17 NYC" and "3.3.17 NZ." Check the clips and photos out via Lorde, and fan account LordeDaily, below.
Record of the Day editor Lee Thompson claimed in a tweet that the album is due mid-June, though he also mistakenly said she was SNL's musical guest "this weekend," not next. Given Lorde's scheduled set at Governors Ball 2017, a June (or late May) album arrival seems likely.
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