"Greenlight" is the lead single from Lorde's upcoming sophomore album, Melodrama. It's her first release since executive producing 2014's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" soundtrack and releasing her debut album, Pure Heroine, the year prior.
Lorde penned "Greenlight" with usual suspect Joel Little and pop producer Jack Antonoff. Scuttling piano backs the singer embracing her roaring 20's. "Sometimes I wake up in a different bedroom/I whisper things/The city sings 'em back to you," she croons. Her electro-pop sound kicks in on the chorus and turns the tune into a coming-of-age anthem. "Greenlight" signals a freer, more mature Lorde cutting loose and loving it.
Lorde made her "SNL" debut back in Nov. 2015 singing "Magnets" with Disclosure. March 11's upcoming episode will be her first time taking the stage solo. Usually, artists are allowed to perform two songs and "Greenlight" is presumably one of them, leaving room for Lorde to possibly debut another Melodrama tune.
"Saturday Night Live" will air on NBC with host Scarlett Johansson. Lorde's Melodrama album is expected to be released later this year.