Lorde’s new album from 2017, Melodrama, dropped onto the music scene over three months ago already, but fans are still learning new things about the craft of the album to this day.
At the age of twenty, Lorde has seen quite a bit of success and now she is appearing on the podcast, “Song Exploder” from Hrishikesh Hirway. If fans enjoy hearing the best musicians in the world break down their own music, the podcast is definitely worth a listen. On this particular episode, Lorde discussed “Sober,” a song about partying after breakups from Melodrama.
Lorde said that during the first summer she experienced while on the verge of adulthood, she was “reeling” because the summer felt very vivacious and anything but serious.
She continued to say that it was a summer in which she spent a lot of time bemoaning the end of her relationship and she was looking for ways to replace the silence in her life because she was not yet ready to think too much about the break-up, which was obviously considered to be a painful experience.
After this brief discussion, Lorde went into the many different elements of “Sober,” which were thanks in large part to the producers who helped with her album, Malay and Jack Antonoff. She goes in depth about the origin of the song and even treats listeners to some early recordings of her vocals on the track.