Lorde’s new album has finally graced our ears and I’m currently on my third listen. It always takes a while for me, with her music. I remember distinctly hating Green Light when I first heard it – “I know about what you did, I want to scream the truth / she thinks you love the beach, you’re such a damn liar” like get over yourself, woman. It doesn’t sound vaguely coherent or even rhyme. But Green Light is my jam now.
I can’t relate to the literal theme — the album is really a heartbreak post-mortem — but the larger idea of trying to get over a particular heart pain, I would like to think, is universal. It hit me when the chorus of Green Light came through. I’m waiting for it, that green light, I want it. You know you need to get over it. You want to get over it. But it’s not easy.