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Melodrama

Lorde

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It’s easy to be popular and commercial. It is less so to be popular, commercial AND brilliant. Yelich-O’Connor, aka Lorde, runs straight into this category reserved to a fortunate few. With Melodrama, the young New Zealander confirms a talent that was already impressive on Pure Heroine, her first album from 2013 released when she was only 16! All the elements of the pop identity are there. Lorde talks about herself, about being a 20 year old woman from the suburbs, about her dreams, solitude and ennui, about the transition to adulthood, about love of course, and also about disillusionment. In short, no pop cliché is missing. Lorde works wonders with the raw material accessible to all. Without trying to make the genre appear more complex, and staying firmly rooted in it, she establishes her singularity, her style, her name. “Writing Pure Heroine was my way of enshrining our teenage glory, putting it up in lights forever so that part of me never dies. Well, Melodrama is about what comes next... The party is about to start. I am about to show you the new world.” With this second album, she highlights even more the quality of her writing, and of her voice too. Musically, there is no lurid effect because everything is done to magnify the song, and nothing but the song. In a way, the mastery radiating from Melodrama puts her closer to Madonna, Elton John or Kate Bush than to Katy Perry or Miley Cyrus. And in her post teenager coating, she almost offers the ingenuousness of a rather mature soul singer… In short, such an understanding of the pop dialect at only 20 is rather astounding… © CM/Qobuz

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1
Green Light
00:03:53

John Hanes, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Joel Little, Composer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kuk Harrell, Producer, Additional Producer - Laura Sisk, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Antonoff, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Frank Dukes, Producer - Lorde, Producer, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ella Yelich-O'Connor, ComposerLyricist - Greg Eliason, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Barry McCready, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Universal Music NZ Ltd.

2
Sober
00:03:16

John Hanes, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Kuk Harrell, Producer, Additional Producer - Laura Sisk, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Antonoff, Composer, Producer - Malay, Producer, Programmer - Lorde, Producer, MainArtist - Ella Yelich-O'Connor, ComposerLyricist - Brendan Morawski, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Randy Merrill, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Eliason, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Barry McCready, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Seth Paris, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Universal Music New Zealand Limited

3
Homemade Dynamite
00:03:09

John Hanes, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Kuk Harrell, Producer, Additional Producer - Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Laura Sisk, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Dukes, Producer, Programmer - Malay, Programmer - Tove Lo, ComposerLyricist - Lorde, Producer, MainArtist - Ella Yelich-O'Connor, ComposerLyricist - Jakob Jerlström, Composer - Ludvig Söderberg, Composer - Randy Merrill, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Eliason, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Universal Music New Zealand Limited

4
The Louvre
00:04:30

John Hanes, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Laura Sisk, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Flume, Producer, Additional Producer - Jack Antonoff, Composer, Producer - Frank Dukes, Producer, Additional Producer - Malay, Programmer - S1, Producer, Additional Producer - Lorde, Producer, MainArtist - Ella Yelich-O'Connor, ComposerLyricist - Randy Merrill, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Eliason, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Barry McCready, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Universal Music New Zealand Limited

5
Liability
00:02:50

Tom Coyne, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Elmhirst, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Laura Sisk, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Antonoff, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Lorde, Producer, MainArtist - Ella Yelich-O'Connor, ComposerLyricist - Joe Visciano, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Brandon Bost, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Barry McCready, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Universal Music New Zealand Limited

6
Hard Feelings/Loveless
00:06:05

John Hanes, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Laura Sisk, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Antonoff, Composer, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Dukes, Producer, Programmer - Malay, Producer, Programmer - Lorde, Producer, MainArtist - Ella Yelich-O'Connor, ComposerLyricist - Brendan Morawski, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Randy Merrill, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Eliason, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Barry McCready, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Universal Music New Zealand Limited

7
Sober II (Melodrama)
00:02:57

Kuk Harrell, Producer, Additional Producer - Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Elmhirst, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Laura Sisk, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Antonoff, Composer, Producer - Frank Dukes, Producer, Programmer - S1, Producer, Additional Producer - Lorde, Producer, MainArtist - Ella Yelich-O'Connor, ComposerLyricist - Ben Sedano, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Randy Merrill, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Eliason, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brandon Bost, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Barry McCready, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Universal Music New Zealand Limited

8
Writer In The Dark
00:03:35

Tom Elmhirst, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Laura Sisk, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Antonoff, Composer, Producer - Lorde, Producer, MainArtist - Ella Yelich-O'Connor, ComposerLyricist - Randy Merrill, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Eliason, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brandon Bost, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Barry McCready, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Seth Paris, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Universal Music New Zealand Limited

9
Supercut
00:04:37

John Hanes, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Joel Little, Producer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Laura Sisk, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jean-Benoit Dunckel, Producer, Additional Producer - Jack Antonoff, Composer, Producer - Frank Dukes, Producer, Additional Producer, Programmer - Malay, Programmer - Lorde, Producer, MainArtist - Ella Yelich-O'Connor, ComposerLyricist - Ben Sedano, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Randy Merrill, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Eliason, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Barry McCready, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Universal Music New Zealand Limited

10
Liability (Reprise)
00:02:15

Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Elmhirst, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Laura Sisk, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Antonoff, Composer, Producer - Lorde, Producer, MainArtist - Ella Yelich-O'Connor, ComposerLyricist - Randy Merrill, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brandon Bost, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Barry McCready, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Seth Paris, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Universal Music New Zealand Limited

11
Perfect Places
00:03:41

Andrew Wyatt, Producer - John Hanes, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Eric Eylands, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - T-Minus, Producer, Additional Producer - Laura Sisk, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jack Antonoff, Composer, Producer - Frank Dukes, Producer, Programmer - Malay, Producer, Additional Producer, Programmer - Lorde, Producer, MainArtist - Ella Yelich-O'Connor, ComposerLyricist - Ben Sedano, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Randy Merrill, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Eliason, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Barry McCready, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Seth Paris, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 Universal Music New Zealand Limited

Album Description

It’s easy to be popular and commercial. It is less so to be popular, commercial AND brilliant. Yelich-O’Connor, aka Lorde, runs straight into this category reserved to a fortunate few. With Melodrama, the young New Zealander confirms a talent that was already impressive on Pure Heroine, her first album from 2013 released when she was only 16! All the elements of the pop identity are there. Lorde talks about herself, about being a 20 year old woman from the suburbs, about her dreams, solitude and ennui, about the transition to adulthood, about love of course, and also about disillusionment. In short, no pop cliché is missing. Lorde works wonders with the raw material accessible to all. Without trying to make the genre appear more complex, and staying firmly rooted in it, she establishes her singularity, her style, her name. “Writing Pure Heroine was my way of enshrining our teenage glory, putting it up in lights forever so that part of me never dies. Well, Melodrama is about what comes next... The party is about to start. I am about to show you the new world.” With this second album, she highlights even more the quality of her writing, and of her voice too. Musically, there is no lurid effect because everything is done to magnify the song, and nothing but the song. In a way, the mastery radiating from Melodrama puts her closer to Madonna, Elton John or Kate Bush than to Katy Perry or Miley Cyrus. And in her post teenager coating, she almost offers the ingenuousness of a rather mature soul singer… In short, such an understanding of the pop dialect at only 20 is rather astounding… © CM/Qobuz

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