“I am so proud of this song” said New Zealand’s biggest star on Twitter earlier this week about the track. “It’s very different, and kinda unexpected. It’s complex and funny and sad and joyous and it’ll make you DANCE. It’s the first chapter of a story I’m gonna tell you, the story of the last 2 wild, fluorescent years of my life.This is where we begin.”
Unlike her early hits, there’s an unrestrained euphoria that makes Green Light the most accessible single Lorde has released yet. When that chorus lands! The lyrics and the production are nothing short of stellar and, if anyone was in doubt about Ella’s position as the hero of pop, they need to think again. Our Lorde saviour indeed.