Lorde releases new 'Green Light' song and video

New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde has been teasing that she will be releasing new music in 2017. Today, she finally released the first song that will come from her sophomore album due out later this year. The song titled "Green Light" also was released with an accompanying music video.

The track was produced by Jack Antonoff of fun. and the Bleachers. It is a much more uptempo song than what was found on her debut album Pure Heroine. Her lyrics are still cerebral, in which they make the listener stop and think about what she's singing and it's a refreshing style from the once dark writer. The chorus is thumping and infectious, a different take from what one is used to in songs such as hit songs "Royals" and "Team."

Since Lorde released her 2013 hit album Pure Heroine, she has faced many challenges as a young songwriter, including curating a soundtrack. She was in charge of compiling the songs for  soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1,  which included herself in several songs. Lorde had the lead single "Yellow Flicker Beat" while contributing to "Meltdown" performed with Stromae, Pusha T, Q-Tip and Haim. Lorde also contributed the song "Ladder Song" and included songs by Bat for Lashes, Grace Jones, The Chemical Brothers, Tove Lo and Charli XCX. Rolling Stone named it the eighth best pop album of 2014.

Lorde working with Jack Antonoff isn't that much of a surprise. Antonoff worked with Taylor Swift on several songs for her blockbuster 1989 and Swift and Lorde have been great friends for many years. Antonoff worked with Lorde for much of the album, so it'll be adventurous to see what the pair comes up with for the full album released later this year. Watch the new video above.