Lorde previews new album Melodrama with glorious single "Green Light"

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Directed by Grant Singer, the video sees Lorde cut loose by dancing through the streets, on top of a cab and in a variety of other locations. In fact, the performer worked on collaborations since taking a break, just released her highly anticipated new single and music video for "Green Light," and announced her sophomore album, Melodrama.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Mistajam about the new album, titled Melodrama, she said: "I feel like the whole time spent writing this record, I've had [Bowie] in my thoughts, I've had him in my heart".

The Grammy award-winning artist, who is rumoured to be performing at Glastonbury this year, explained her decision to take two years off, saying it helped her create new material.

The tornado of emotions, from hate to heartache to giddy possibility, whirls in three minutes and 55 seconds of jaw-dropping anthem, a song so seamlessly dynamic that it should be taught in music schools. "I started to discover in a profound, scary, blood-aching way who I was when I was alone, what I did when I did things only for myself", she wrote.

"She thinks you love the beach, you're such a damn liar", Lorde sings on the song.

"And then I wrote a record about it, all of it, so much more than what I've written down here, and I'm in NY getting it done", she added.

"Green Light" likely serves as the first single from an upcoming album, which still doesn't have a title or even a potential release date. "This is where we begin".

"For me it was kind of about processing what I want to say next and I knew it just couldn't be any old thing", said Lorde.

Green Light, along with most of Lorde's new material, was recorded in his home studio in Brooklyn, as pictured in this Instagram shot.

Lorde spent past year working on her new album with U.S. musician Jack Antonoff.

Lorde, 20, previously described the track as "complex" and that it signals a new chapter for her.