With only five days left until the release of Lorde’s sophomore LP, Melodrama, the singer and international Pop star continues to keep fans in the loop with new music from the album.
Released on June 8, 2017, “Sober” is the fourth song put forth from Melodrama, the follow-up to 2013’s hugely successful and critically acclaimed Pure Heroine. The previous three songs were the lead track, “Green Light,” followed by “Liability” and “Perfect Places.”
Reminiscent of her breakout hit, “Royals,” “Sober” begins with a funky beat so familiar to Lorde fans. About one minute into the song, a horn section bursts though to accompany Lorde’s sultry voice; an aspect of the track that really highlights the creativity the singer has always brought to her work.
The song’s conclusion begins with an aggressive drum beat that slowly leads up to the finale, but it would not be considered grand. Listeners are taken to the apex of this build-up only to be brought full circle back to that signature intro beat.
Listen to “Sober” via the media player above and if you are in the Stockholm area, catch Lorde live at ANNEXET/Stockholm Live on Oct. 17 with tickets right here on AXS.