In a subsequent tweet, she wrote, "i am so proud of this song.it's very different, and kinda unexpected.it's complex and amusing and sad and joyous and it'll make you DANCE". "This is where we begin".
She also unveiled a clip of the song's video, directed by Grant Singer, on her new website imwaitingforit.com, which features Lorde dancing in a club to a snippet of the upbeat dance-pop track. While singing about a love turned bad, and a relationship she's dying to get out of, Lorde dances on top of a auto, bathed in red light, struts down the street and parties it up in the club.
Lorde just released her first single in three years, and trust us ― it was worth the wait.
If "Green Light" is any indication, her upcoming album is going to be entirely relatable.
The "Team" hitmaker says she has been listening to plenty of her first album in an attempt to get a feel for where her fans last heard of her solo work.
Lorde, announcing the release on Twitter, called the song "very different, and kinda unexpected".
Lorde on a auto, a thing that happens in this music video. It's for all those reasons and more that the song became a No. 1 hit both in the USA and several countries overseas, launching Lorde into the upper echelons of celebrity (she orbited Taylor Swift's squad, after all) and ushering in a wave of similar alt-pop introverts (like Alessia Cara).
"I am so proud of this song".
"And then I wrote a record about it, all of it, so much more than what I've written down here, and I'm in NY getting it done", she added.
Lorde's set to (we assume) play "Green Light" on Saturday Night Live next Saturday (11th March) alongside host Scarlett Johansson.
She said creating new music was really about "processing what I wanted to say next and I knew it couldn't be any old thing, it had to be really special and really singular". "Who am I when I'm doing things just for myself?" she said.