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Lorde’s latest single invites you to search for the “Perfect Places”

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We’re two weeks out from the release of Melodrama, the sophomore album from Grammy winner and platinum-selling pop singer Lorde. And the New Zealand singer-songwriter seems to be filling the time with an equal mixture of concerts, cute gestures to the world’s smoothie makers, and new music. After releasing “Green Light,” her first new single in more than three years, back in March, Lorde dropped a new song today, inviting her fans to search for some “Perfect Places.”

Charting a dreamy rebellion, the song tracks a world of “graceless nights,” striving to find an elusive and booze-soaked joy. Lorde wrote a note accompanying the song on Facebook, describing the process of writing Melodrama: ”My life was like a weird little Etch-A-Sketch I kept scribbling on and resetting. And all last summer, I couldn’t shake the feeling that everyone i knew or saw was searching for something—trying to transcend the news and the screaming pavements, drinking that one drink hoping it’d get them someplace higher.”


Melodrama arrives on June 16.

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