Speaking about her song "The Louvre", Lorde explained how Ocean's dynamic 2016 album "Blonde" helped her with the arrangements for her record. Ahead of the album's release, Lorde sat down with New Zealand's The Spinoff to talk about every song on the album, discuss her thoughts on her next album, and explain how Frank Ocean influenced the album. "I just want it to feel like how that ['new love'] feels...the big, sun-soaked dumbness of falling in love".
"In this sort of post-'Blonde' landscape, we can all sort of do whatever we want in terms of instrumentation", she added.
"Melodrama" finds Lorde partnering with Jack Antonoff, the fun. guitarist and songwriter-producer who worked on Taylor Swift's "1989". "But it won't mean as much to simplify the journey, or to force a big chorus". It's like your whole head is just glue. He helps Lorde expand her sound on the new album, keeping what was best about 2013's moody "Pure Heroine", with a few extra layers. "I think I know what the next record is going to sound like, but of course I have no idea", she said. "It's gonna be really different to what I think it is right now", she said.