Lorde Dishes On New Song 'Writer In The Dark': 'This Was The Last Song To Make It on The Album'

Lorde Dishes On New Song 'Writer In The Dark': 'This Was The Last Song To Make It on The Album'

JJJ is pretty much obsessed with Lorde‘s brand new album, Melodrama, but we’re really obsessed with one song in particular — “Writer in the Dark”.

During her performance and interview with Beats 1, the singer/songwriter opened up about writing this song and the story behind it.

“This was the last song to make it on the record,” she revealed. “[It's] Another one where I felt I was speaking to someone or closing a door.”

“It’s interesting when you’re female and you write this confessional, painfully honest music about your life. There’s a lot of guilt associated with that. Am I a terrible person for harvesting my personal life for this? This song was my way of going actually ‘no it’s not my fault. This is what happens when you kiss a writer in the dark. They’re gonna write songs about you.’ This was my way of saying ‘I love you but I love this more.’”

Lorde adds about the production side, “This song came together so quickly I was sitting at the piano by myself at Electric Lady. Shout out to Lee, Tom Elmhurst, Barry our engineer, such a great place…I feel so musical in the best way.”

“Some studios I feel like is this just a conference room with a mic in it. I came up with this piano part by myself and the song grew. Jack [Antonoff] came in and moved a few parts around, told me to repeat a part, and it was done. This is basically the demo.”

Listen to the song below and grab the lyrics inside!

Click inside for the lyrics to Lorde’s “Writer in the Dark”…

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