A breakdown of Lorde's newly-released Melodrama track list

Ella Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, says in studio "freakouts" got her sent home.

Ella Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, says in studio "freakouts" got her sent home.

Lorde has released the track list for her new album, Melodrama.

The long-teased album - a follow up to 2013's Pure Heroine - is due for release on June 16 this year.

Lorde posted an image detailing the album's track listing on her Instagram account.


it's here— the tracklist for MELODRAMA. #JUNE16

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Green Light

If you've listened to commercial radio in the past two months, you'll know this one. It's the rowdy, house-style, happy-sad-angry-liberated break up song that was the first single released from the album.


Another break up song, this one compares being in love to being drunk. Lorde debuted it at an intimate secret gig in April before music festival Coachella.

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Homemade Dynamite

Next up is Homemade Dynamite, another track that's sure to get plenty of dancefloor play if Lorde's Coachella performance of it is anything to go by.

The Louvre

Track four is one we've heard nothing about: The Louvre. Could the title reference the 2015 fashion show at the famous Parisian museum where she was photographed sitting next to Kanye West in the front? We'll have to find out.


A melancholy piano ballad about how Lorde's fame has pushed her away from people she cares about, Liability is the only other song released in full from the album.

Hard Feelings/Loveless

Another one we know next to nothing about - but if the title's anything to go by, it'll be another musing on a relationship gone bad.

Sober II (Melodrama)

Title track alert! This one might be another one she's previewed live at smaller gigs. If so, it's a quieter track with a violin melody and lyrics after cleaning up champagne glasses after a big party.

Writer in the Dark

Total mystery. Surely Lorde herself is the (song) writer in the title, though? Perhaps it could be about the dark patch she went through which almost saw her abandon the album.


Again, no idea.

Liability (Reprise)

Presumably this one will take cues from the earlier Liability? Perhaps it'll be a more uplifting take on the pretty downer original?

Perfect Places

Lorde's talked about how this is a song she rewrote and obsessed over throughout the Melodrama writing process. From the title, it sounds like the album might be ending on a high note.

 - Stuff


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