Republic Records“Melodrama,” Lorde’s first manuscript in 4 years following the entrance that done her a star with its hit singular “Royals,” is finally here. Released on Friday, it’s getting good reviews so far.
It’s a darker spin from 2013’s “Pure Heroine,” which was created when she was just 16 years old.
On “Melodrama,” Lorde proves that while she’s still only 20, she has the majority to write and make romantic cocktail music that stands out from the rest, all while handling an Instagram comment that reviews onion rings. (Yes, really.)
“Melodrama” is moody, honest, but will still make you wish to dance.
Here’s what critics are observant about Lorde’s long-awaited second album: