Karova Lounge is hosting a listening party of Lorde’s brand new release, Melodrama

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Karova Lounge is hosting a listening party of Lorde’s brand new release, Melodrama

It’s hard to deny there’s been a lot of hype around Lorde, particularly this new release, Melodrama.

Set for release on Friday, June 16 globally, Karova Lounge has had the all-clear to host an exclusive listening party – thanks to crowdDJ, Universal Music and Spotify.

First entering our airwaves with the single Royals in 2013 (taken from her EP The Love Club in 2012), Lorde has since performed across the world at festivals Laneway, Lollapalooza, Coachella, Governor’s Ball and more.

Her newest single ahead of the album release is Perfect Places, which builds on the beat-driven, sing-a-long vibe of previous songs. She took to her socials with the release, giving a bit of background info on 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,” she says via the Facebook post.

“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. This song comes from that endless cycle of evenings and the violent heat of the summer. It took us a very long time to get right, from an aching piano demo to where is it now. It’s close to my heart. I hope you like it.”

So if you’re a Lorde fan, this free early insight into the release is well worth your time.

Find out more via the Facebook event page.