"Sober" - Lorde [YouTube Audio Single]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published June 9, 2017

With the release of her album Melodrama scheduled for next week, Lorde has shared a fourth track from the LP. Listen to "Sober" above, courtesy of her YouTube.

"Sober" is a dance-driven tune supported with deep, jungle-like beats and horns. Lyrically, the song focuses on getting high and drinking on the weekend but then asks, "What will we do when we're sober?"

The 20-year-old artist explained the story behind the song on Twitter:

i wanna tell you about sober
so the first inklings of sober came to me in the back of an uber, and then properly at jack and lena's kitchen table. i BOLTED to the studio
i'll never forget writing the first demo it was like a trance i guided jack to the chords almost wordlessly with my hands on his shoulders
it was this really intense booming slow synth thing with a drum outro for ages then malay came thru on my birthday & cracked the code on it
came up with the "midnight, lose my mind" pitched sample on a sinfully hot day in palm springs and also started sober II that day as well
but this song was so important to me because it felt like pop music i hadn't heard before, this sprawling brass & strange vocal syncopation
& i think we expressed the emotions so purely- it's leaning & drawling, juvenile & triumphant - impressing someone then embarrassing urself
& that late-saturday-night declaration "WE PRETEND THAT WE JUST DON'T CARE / BUT WE CARE" tasted as fresh & new in my mouth as ice water

Melodrama is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2017. Pick it up on Amazon.

Lorde has shared a few other songs from this LP so far: "Liability," "Green Light," and "Perfect Places."

In related news, Lorde also revealed the first leg of tour dates in support of the album. For more, check out the Lorde Zumic artist page.

Electronic Pop
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