Lorde Melodrama Review, Was It Worth The Wait?
Updated: Aug 6, 2018
Lorde’s “Melodrama” is a haunting and monochromatic follow up acclimatising a sublime world full of love, loss and tragedy.
The album starts with the theatrical single “Green Light” – a retro and upbeat take familiarising heartbreak with tantalising metaphors. As tragic as it is, this is the only positive song on the album.
“Sober” and “Homemade Dynamite” bears grit and ice with sharp lyrics about facing ominous truth. Three tracks in and the singer songwriter proves that she can continue to paint a world of dramatic irony, using heartbreak and violins. She says “Played it so nonchalant it's time we danced with the truth”. Each track is a new realm of feeling in the process of heartbreak, which makes it a haunting album to pace through.
However, the standout track on this album is “Sober II (Melodrama)” – the title track of the album. The singer songwriter uses honesty as a catalyst to outline a world enriched by celebrity culture and the brutality of world terror. This is easily the saddest track on the album.
The album is a dark and wintry night in Paris, an escape to a cold world of repairing romance and a path to reprising love.