“These songs were fun explorations on the album journey,” Lorde said in press materials. “They didn’t quite fit into the tracklist for whatever reason but they’re both big tunes.”
Of “Helen of Troy” she added: “We wrote it super quickly in the tiniest room at Westlake where we did a bunch of Melo and it was fun the whole time. It’s super off the cuff lyrically, almost ad-libbed, and you can hear me starting to figure out some album themes…”
Speaking about “Hold No Grudge” she said, “HNG is a sort of composite portrait of when relationships turn sour, being trapped in the ice but remembering the warmth.”
Lorde issued her highly-anticipated third album Solar Power back in August. The follow-up to 2017’s Melodrama was announced with the release of the title-track (and a summery music video). She also shared a “Mood Ring” visual a few days ahead of the LP’s release. Earlier this week, Lorde dropped a clip for the song “Fallen Fruit.”
Read “7 Great Lorde Live Performances” over on the Pitch.