"Liability" is one of the songs on Lorde's upcoming sophomore album, Melodrama. She co-wrote it with pop producer Jack Antonoff. Solely backed by piano, she reflects on her fame and how it affects her life and social circle. "So they pull back / Make other plans / I understand, I'm a liability / Get you wild/ Make you leave," Lorde sings. She's at her most vulnerable on this heartbreaking yet bold ballad.
As part of the Scarlett Johansson-hosted episode of "SNL," Lorde was the night's musical guest. She opened with "Green Light" and returned with the live debut of "Liability." Wearing an old wedding dress, Lorde sat on a stool and belted the new song. Antonoff joined her onstage as the piano man. The performance was like the ballad itself as an understated but impactful moment.
"Liability" is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. Lorde's Melodrama album will be released worldwide on June 16.