Lorde, who released “Perfect Places” a week ago, recently released a new song called “Sober”, which is also a part of the singer’s upcoming album Melodrama.
According to Pitchfork, Lorde released a series of tweets about the song saying that “I want to 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.” As each minute passes by, the artist adds, “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.”
She continues by saying “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” in parted tweets.
The song is a pop song that themes around the artist and the ups and downs of a wild weekend and a growing romance. The song has a steady repetitive beat as later in the song, it has some degree of escalation. The song can be listened to below.
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