LISTEN: Lorde Releases Party Anthem ‘Perfect Places’

Lorde dropped the third track off of her new album Thursday (June 1), and it’s called “Perfect Places”. It is the last song on the tracklist of the forthcoming Melodrama, slotted in after her debut single “Green Light”. The upbeat tune is all about partying and the dissatisfaction it can often bring.

In a lengthy Facebook post published when the track debuted, Lorde spoke of the inspiration behind the song. “today, PERFECT PLACES is out in the world. this is a special one,” she wrote.

“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.”

She continued: “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.”

On the track, she sings, “All the nights spent off our faces/ Trying to find these perfect places”. Must have been some wild nights! Melodrama is released on June 16. Listen to “Perfect Places” below: