Pop singer Lorde has debuted two new songs on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live. The New Zealand native has also finally shared details of her hotly anticipated sophomore record, which is scheduled for release on June 16, 2017.
Lorde is one of the most exciting pop artists of the last few years and fans have been waiting eagerly to hear material from her upcoming second studio album for almost three months. Lorde released her debut album ‘Pure Heroine’ back in 2013. The record peaked at number one in over 16 different countries worldwide and was supported by the huge hit single ‘Royals’.
The 20 year old has been working on a follow up record since early 2016, and has been teasing fans over the last few months with a series of cryptic social media posts and snippets of tracks.
On March 2 Lorde unveiled both the album title and artwork via instagram. The post was accompanied by a caption that read: “Green Light is officially out in the world, and i am so pleased to share with you that this song is the first from my sophomore record, Melodrama. this is the cover, painted by sam mckinniss. welcome to the new world.”
The albums lead track ‘Green Light’ was released on March 3. Despite peaking at number one in her native country, the song has received negative criticism from a number of music publications.
Lorde performed ‘Green Light’ and well as another new song titled ‘Liability’ on Sunday night’s (March 11) edition of Saturday Night Live. The performances (which included a clearly angry Lorde pushing the microphone stand over) were met with wild applause from the SNL crowd.
‘Melodrama’ has been produced by Lorde, Jack Antonoff, and Frank Dukes and will be released on June 16 via Republic Records.