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Lorde doesn’t want the party to end on new song “Sober” — listen

Another preview of upcoming album Melodrama, which arrives next week

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    Last week, Lorde sought to find the “Perfect Places” for clubbing and catharsis, referring to both a physical location as well as state of mind where just for one night, worries melt away and anything goes. Now, on “Sober”, her latest song off upcoming album Melodrama, the New Zealand pop star is having a brief instance of clarity and freaking out at the thought of her dance-filled evening coming to an end.

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    “King and Queen of the weekend/ Ain’t a pill that could touch our rush/ But what will we do when we’re sober?” Lorde sings during the chorus of the synth-soaked, island-tinted track. “Sober” is that moment when your conscience creeps in at 3 a.m. and slugs you with a hard truth: Eventually the sun will rise again and you won’t be able to hide from your problems anymore.

    Take a listen below. In a series of tweets this morning, Lorde also explained how she and co-producer Jack Antonoff came up with the song together.

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    Lorde previously debuted “Sober” live during a pre-Coachella show in April. Along with the track, she’s announced a new batch of fall tour dates in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand; they follow a busy summer spent on the festival circuit. Melodrama arrives in stores on June 16th.

    Lorde 2017 Tour Dates:
    06/11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
    06/23 – Pilton-Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
    06/29 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    06/30 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/01 – Gydnia, PL @ Open’er Festival
    07/02 – St. Gallen, CH @ Openair St. Gallen
    07/28 – Buangun, SK @ Valley Rock Festival
    07/30 – Nigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
    08/03 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
    08/04 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
    08/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
    09/02 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
    09/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful
    09/26 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo #
    09/27 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace #
    09/30 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre #
    10/01 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy #
    10/02 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy #
    10/04 – Tilburg, NL @ O13 #
    10/05 – Paris, FR @ Zenith #
    10/06 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotta Arena #
    10/08 – Lyon, FR @ Transbordeur #
    10/09 – Barcelona, ES @ Saint Jordi Club #
    10/11 – Munchen, DE @ Zenith #
    10/12 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique #
    10/14 – Koln, DE @ Palladium #
    10/15 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrome #
    10/16 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet #
    10/17 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet #
    10/18 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene #
    10/19 – Trondheim, NO @ UKA 17 Festival #
    11/07 – Dunedin, NZ @ Town Hall
    11/08 – Christchurch, NL @ Isaac Theatre Royal
    11/11 – Wellington, NZ @ Michael Fowler Centre
    11/12 – Auckland, NZ @ Power Station
    11/14 – Auckland, NZ @ Power Station
    11/15 – Auckland, NZ @ Power Station
    11/18 – West Perth, AU @ Kings Park
    11/21 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House Forecourt
    11/23 – Brisbane, AU @ Riverstage
    11/25 – Canberra, AU @ Spilt Milk
    11/26 – Melbourne, AU @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl

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