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Lorde Feels Personally Attacked By Her Latest Book Choice

Lorde Feels Personally Attacked By Her Latest Book Choice featureLorde took to Twitter to revel in her latest artistic experience. The singer tweeted about feeling “PERSONALLY ATTACKED” as she started reading “A Lover’s Discourse” by Roland Barthes. The singer debated with herself about how her new album, “Melodrama“, would’ve been affected if she had started reading the experimental 1977 book from the late French philosopher sooner.

“Is it a blessing that i didn’t read this pre-Melodrama, or a curse?” Lorde asked in a tweet. While she claimed initially that it was “hard to say,” she backtracked on that, writing that the album would’ve “burst into flames” if she’d been exposed to the writing sooner.

“A Lover’s Discourse” is famous for drawing on a variety of literature and the author’s own writing to create a fragmented and compelling look at the way great thinkers discuss the concept of love. It’s no surprise that the text is right up Lorde’s alley.

Maybe Lorde’s lyrics–or her comments on Taylor Swift–could appear in a similar text some day.

Check out everything Lorde had to say about Roland’s book below.

(Photo credit: Lorde Instagram account)

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Girl Power: First Halsey, Then Katy Perry And Now Lorde Tops The Billboard Album Chart

Lorde receives first number oneLorde is keeping the streak going for female artists debuting at number-one on the Billboard charts. Billboard reports that “Melodrama” will be knocking Katy Perry’s “Witness” out of the top spot when the Billboard 200 chart is released this week.

With “Melodrama” selling 109,000 equivalent album units, this will be Lorde’s first number-one album following “Pure Heroine,” which debuted at number three. 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar will be taking the number two and three spots on this week’s charts, while neither Katy nor Halsey‘s latest offerings are nowhere in the top 10.

What do you think of Lorde being the third female this year to earn a number-one album?

(Photo credit: Lorde Instagram account)

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Lorde Still Has A Chance To Escape Taylor Swift’s Devious Influence

Lorde Might Yet Escape Taylor Swift's Devious Influence featureLorde’s press campaign for her new album marches on. The New Zealand singer took an interview close to home as she chatted with a reporter from “60 Minutes Australia” for a couple of meetings. On her favorite New Zealand beach and in a studio with her mom looking on, Lorde opened up about what she’s been doing in the four years since she rocketed onto the pop music scene.

Lorde spoke more about how the album is very much about her breakup with photographer James Lowe. The duo’s split rocked her world, so she used it–like so many pop stars–as inspiration for her new music.

“When I wrote it, I had moved out of my house and I was sort of newly alone and kind of dealing with all of the emotions that come along with that,” she says. Discussing her first heartbreak, she said, “It’s pretty gnarly. I think, across the board, it’s hard.”

“I think it’s definitely something that I’m going to remember for a long time and something that has been really formative for me,” she says. But don’t count on a Taylor Swift-like takedown of James on “Melodrama.” It sounds like Lorde is still trying to play nice as she plays the underdog again.

“I always think, like, I’m just the underdog again,” she explains about preparing for the second album. “I’m just that kid making an album, sitting on the train to and from work listening to it.”

“I totally feel like an underdog,” she adds. “I think one record is cool, but like I think everyone can make one record. If you can make five amazing records, like that’s when it starts to get interesting. So I think until then, I’ll still think of myself as an underdog.”

Lorde is looking forward to her new publicity blitz. She’s ready to be confused about where she wakes up on tour–even though she barely survived the last one.

“I still don’t know how I really escaped barely unscathed from the whole thing because it is hectic,” she says. “It’s a hectic amount of attention, especially for a young person who’s still kind of like figuring out what it means to be in the world.” It’s also how snakes are born.

Watch Lorde’s entire interview with “60 Minutes Australia” below.

(Photo credit: 60Minutes9 YouTube account)

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Lorde Confirms Secret Onion Ring Account As She Promotes New Album

Lorde releases new albumAfter four years, Lorde has released the follow-up album to her breakout debut, “Melodrama.” Unlike “Pure Heroine,” the singer has yet to find a standout single for her sophomore offering which was predominately written by both Lorde and Jack Antonoff.

On Thursday night, Lorde stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to promote the project and confirmed her secret Instagram account. “I naively didn’t realize that it would be a thing that I was going to different places and trying the onion rings at each of those places,” the singer said before actually confirming that the account belonged to her.

Soon after news broke that the singer was moonlighting as an onion ring reviewer, the account @onionringsworldwide was taken down.

Hear Lorde’s album and watch her appearance on “The Tonight Show” below.

(Photo credit: Lorde Instagram account)

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Listen To Lorde’s New Single “Perfect Places” And See If You Can Remember It 30 Seconds Later

Listen To Lorde's New Single Perfect Places And See If You Can Remember It 30 Seconds Later featureLorde has dropped another single from her upcoming album, “Melodrama.” While her return to music with “Green Light” looked like it was gassing her up, the new track seems to be hitting the brakes. It’s another haunting pop jam about partying, but, according to Lorde, it’s also deeper than that. The singer took to the lyrics site Genius.com to explain how “profound” some of her own writing is.

“This song started coming together late summer of 2016 in New York and the news was just horrific every day and it was so hot in this sickly incorrect kind of way,” Lorde wrote. “It sort of drove me insane, I was walking around Midtown every day and felt like I was this close to ripping my clothes off or freaking out at a stranger.” She went on to explain how the new song captures her state of mind about partying.

“Another big realization of the last year for me – ‘I think I’m partying so much because I’m just dreading sitting at home by myself hearing my thoughts hit the walls,'” she shared. “Kind of what the album is about.” Lorde’s lukewarm take on partying continued from there.

She zeroed in on the line “Let’s kiss and then take off our clothes” to explain her feelings around hook-up culture “I think it feels profound here, and strange,” she said. “Cause hooking up with a ton of people you only like a little bit is fun but sad sometimes too!”

Unfortunately, the song is as forgettable as a bittersweet night of partying.

Hear Lorde’s new single below and see some posts from her on Instagram about the release. Check out the other annotations she added to the lyrics here.

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Lorde Shares Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Making Of “Melodrama”

Lorde Shares Behind-The-Scenes Look At Making Of Melodrama featureLorde is on the homestretch for her new album “Melodrama.” The singer took a moment to reflect on the 18-month production process on Twitter Thursday night. She shared pics and video from the studio with her producer, (and Lena Dunham’s boyfriend) Jack Antonoff. The posts included an early demo of her track “Sober” and some footage of Jack playing pianos for a track.

In one pic, she shared some of a text message exchange between herself and Jack. “happiness is for tourist write you little fucker,” Jack says in a tweet, earning a big “HAHAHAHA” from the singer. Sounds like she’s bringing sadness back for the upcoming release.

Take a look at what she shared below.

(Photo credit: Lorde Instagram account)

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