Lorde Debuted Her New Song ‘Sober’ During A Surprise Pre-Coachella Gig

"Ain't no pill that can touch our rush / But what will we do when we're sober?"

Last night Lorde played her first live gig in close to three years; an intimate pre-Coachella affair in front of around 300 people. Tickets cost just $20 each in reference to Lorde’s age, which alright, no need to rub it in. We get it, you’re freakishly successful and talented, no one likes a showoff.

The ten-song setlist was comprised mostly of old material, including Pure Heroine hits ‘Royals’ and ‘Tennis Court’. But the singer-songwriter also performed a trio of tracks from her upcoming album Melodrama, belting out ‘Green Light’ and ‘Liability’ as well as a brand new song entitled ‘Sober’ which – and I know this is a big claim – might actually be the best of the three.

“Killer Queen of the weekend, ain’t no pill that could touch our rush,” Lorde sings. “But what will we do when we’re sober?”

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Lorde spoke about the inspiration behind Melodrama, describing it as the story of “a single house party”. “With a party, there’s that moment where a great song comes on and you’re ecstatic,” she explained. “And then there’s that moment later on where you’re alone in the bathroom, looking in the mirror, you don’t think you look good, and you start feeling horrible.”

Melodrama is out on June 16.