Lorde Captures A Moment Of Sadness On Piano Ballad “Liability”

Mike Wass | March 9, 2017 3:57 pm
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Lorde’s sophomore LP has an official release date! Melodrama arrives on June 16 and is available to pre-order now. Need an incentive? Each purchase comes with an instant download of a new ballad called “Liability.” I’m still not entirely sold on “Green Light,” but the Kiwi’s latest is something of a triumph. “Play at romance, we slow dance in the living room,” she mourns on the forever-alone anthem, “but all that a stranger would see is one girl swaying alone.” The track also examines the prickly nature of celebrity.

“The truth is I am a toy that people enjoy,” Lorde sings over a simple piano arrangement courtesy of Jack Antonoff. “Til all of the tricks don’t work anymore and then they are bored of me.” The 20-year-old spoke about the song in a Beats 1 interview, saying it captured “a moment of sadness” and motivated her to learn to enjoy her own company. “I’m always gonna have myself so I have to really nurture this relationship and feel good about hanging out with myself and loving myself,” she shared. Listen below.

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