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Lorde Releases Triumphant New Single, 'Sober'

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“It felt like pop music I hadn’t heard before.” 

We're only a week away from the release of Lorde's sophomore album, Melodrama, and to tide us over the Grammy Award-winner has released "Sober."

The singer accompanied the release of the synth and drum-laden track with a series of tweets detailing how the song came to be. "So the first inklings of sober came to me in the back of an uber," she wrote, "and then properly at jack [Antonoff] and lena's [Dunham] kitchen table. I BOLTED to the studio."

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Her haste wasn't unmerited; the track's unique sound could be the theme of almost anyone's Friday night, fitting into a night out at the club, a subdued evening at your favorite lounge, or even a night at home doing laundry and dancing around eating Pop-Tarts.

"This song was so important to me because it felt like pop music I hadn't heard before," Lorde tweeted in her brief history behind the song. "this sprawling bass and strange vocal syncopation & I think we expressed the emotions so purely - it's leaning & drawling, juvenile & triumphant - impressing someone then embarrassing urself."

Listen to the sprawling bass and strange vocal syncopation, below.

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