Lorde's 'Perfect Places' Went Through So Many Different Versions

Lorde's 'Perfect Places' Went Through So Many Different Versions

Lorde‘s “Perfect Places” has pretty much been our jam this week.

Featured on her new album, Melodrama, the New Zealand-born musician recently opened up about the story behind the song with Beats 1.

“It was SO difficult to finish,” Lorde admits. “I cannot describe to you how much of a journey this was.”

She continues, “It had so many different forms before it was finished. You don’t want it to be preachy. No one likes a preachy pop song.

“It really exists in that end of the night space I hoped it would. This sort of encapsulates the feeling of Melodrama I think.”

Later on Facebook, Lorde revealed the true story behind the track: “I was living in new york during summer last year, writing melodrama – I’d ride across the brooklyn bridge every day, or sit on the subway uptown in the heat, then go back home to new zealand winter for a week at a time to party with my friends. My life was like a weird little etch-a-sketch I kept scribbling on and resetting.”

“And all last summer, I couldn’t shake the feeling that everyone i knew or saw was searching for something – trying to transcend the news and the screaming pavements, drinking that one drink hoping it’d get them someplace higher.”

Click inside for the lyrics to Lorde’s “Perfect Places”…

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