Lorde Feels the Drunken Rush on New Track “Sober”

Lorde Feels the Drunken Rush on New Track “Sober”

Listen to the sensational new track now.

Listen to the sensational new track now.

Text: Jake Viswanath

There’s only one more week until Lorde finally releases her highly anticipated sophomore album Melodrama, and to prepare us, she has unveiled one more teaser track: “Sober.” The Kiwi superstar previously debuted the new song live at Coachella and her surprise club show in April, and the studio version more than fulfills its initial promise.

Keeping with the post-breakup partying spirit that the album carries thus far, “Sober” explores the chemistry and rush she feels with a lover—only when they’re drunk. “Ain’t a pill that could touch our rush, but what will we do when we’re sober?,” she asks, just one of the vivid and ever-witty lyrics spread throughout. The song is self-destructive and utterly enchanting, as she growls, pleads, and casually struts across the immaculate production, filled with triumphant brass moments, haunting vocal refrains, and an intensified drum break.

In a series of tweets this morning, Lorde told the story of how “Sober” came to life and said it was one of her most important songs because “it felt like pop music I hadn't heard before,” something she seems to have a knack for creating. Listen below.

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