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Melodrama by Lorde


by Lorde


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Barcode: 0602557547108
Format: Vinyl
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“Melodrama,” the second studio album by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, was released on 16 June 2017. After the success of her debut album “Pure Heroine” in 2013, Lorde took a hiatus from the spotlight and traveled between New Zealand and the United States. The album was inspired by her disillusionment with fame and her experiences dealing with heartbreak and solitude after her first breakup.

Lorde chose Jack Antonoff as her main collaborator for “Melodrama” to expand her artistry beyond the sound of her previous album, which was produced by Joel Little. The album features electropop elements, incorporating piano-based melodies, pulsing synthesisers, and dense electronic beats. Critics praised the album for its maximalist departure from the minimalist production of its predecessor, considering it a loose concept album chronicling the emotions of a house party.

“Melodrama” includes singles like “Green Light,” “Perfect Places,” and “Homemade Dynamite.” Lorde promoted the album through headlining music festivals and the Melodrama World Tour in 2017 and 2018.

The album topped charts in multiple countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It received gold or platinum certifications in several countries and was acclaimed by critics for its sound, Lorde’s vocals, and direct songwriting. “Melodrama” won Album of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards and received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year in 2018. It was also included in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

The writing and production of “Melodrama” were influenced by Lorde’s experiences and emotions, particularly her breakup and subsequent feelings of solitude. She drew inspiration from various sources, including Greek tragedies, science fiction, and personal conversations. The album’s lyrics explore themes of heartbreak and solitude, with Lorde incorporating metaphors and drawing on personal events for inspiration. The album’s artwork, featuring a painting by Sam McKinniss, reflects the album’s themes of teenage restlessness and energy.

A1 Green Light
A2 Sober
A3 Homemade Dynamite
A4 The Louvre
A5 Liability
A6 Hard Feelings
B1 Loveless
B2 Sober II (Melodrama)
B3 Writer In The Dark
B4 Supercut
B5 Liability (Reprise)
B6 Perfect Places
Catalogue No.: 5754710
Barcode: 0602557547108
Genre: Pop
Style: Indie Pop
Label: Universal Music Group New Zealand
Released: 2020
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, JNH runout etching

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