10 March 2017 (Toronto, ON) - Following LORDE’s triumphant return with new single Green Light, the singer has set the release of her second full-length album Melodrama for June 16 via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Melodrama is available for pre-order now with the release of new track Liability (produced by LORDE and Jack Antonoff) – available instantly with digital pre-order of the album, alongside current single Green Light which was produced by LORDE Jack Antonoff and Frank Dukes.
Green Light immediately launched LORDE back into the social sphere where she was a worldwide trending topic on Facebook and Twitter, amassing an incredible 2 billion impressions on Twitter alone within its first 24 hours. The track was the most added at Top 40 radio in the US upon impacting and was added straight onto the A-List at BBC Radio 1 in the UK. In just one week, the song has clocked up a staggering 12 million streams and the video now has over 18 million views on YouTube. The second coming of LORDE got the whole world talking; everyone from Diplo, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Halsey, Charlie XCX and even Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad took to their socials to praise the new track and video. Her debut performance of Green Light can be seen on Saturday Night Live on March 11.
In 2013, a 16-year-old LORDE quietly, yet confidently, asserted herself as the voice of a generation with her full-length debut, Pure Heroine. The album would go on to sell over 4 million worldwide, win two GRAMMY® Awards, a BRIT Award – and it spawned the seven-times platinum record-breaking international juggernaut single, Royals, and quadruple-platinum follow up Team.
LORDE also curated the official soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part1 and recorded Yellow Flicker Beat as the lead single. She was personally asked by David Bowie’s family to perform a tribute to the late artist at the 2016 BRIT Awards, which was spellbinding. Having once been described by David Bowie himself as “the future of music, ”LORDE is proving to be that and much more.