Lorde releases second new single, 'Liability'

music news 10/03/2017

Lorde has dropped the second single from her sophomore album, Melodrama.

'Liability' is a piano-driven ballad - in contrast to the club-banger 'Green Light' released last week. It's drum-free, and finds the 20-year-old Kiwi singer musing about "the only love I haven't screwed up".

The Kiwi singer tweeted links to the song, which is out now on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and Google Play.

In an interview with fellow Kiwi and Beats 1 host Zane Lowe, Lorde said it was inspired by Rihanna.

"I was in this cab alone listening to 'Higher' by Rihanna because Anti had just come out, and I had a little cry and I was just like 'it’s always going to be this way, at some point with everyone it's going to be this way'.

"But the song kind of ended up turning into a bit of a protective talisman for me. I was like, you know what, I'm always gonna have myself so I have to really nurture this relationship and feel good about hanging out with myself and loving myself."