Lorde unveils the 'Melodrama' era on Saturday Night Live

Loading Lorde appeared on SNL with host Scarlett Johansson

Lorde treated "Saturday Night Live" audience to live performances of her new songs.

The New Zealander was the musical guest on last night's show, which was guest-hosted by Scarlett Johansson. The two freshly released tracks are off her upcoming sophomore album Melodrama.

The 20-year-old singer-songwriter is best known for her global smash "Royals", setting a record as the first female artist to top Billboard's alternative chart in 17 years in 2013.

This marks Lorde's second time on SNL.

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Lorde revealed that "Green Light" is about "my first major heartbreak". "It was just this moment of sadness and I remember it so vividly".

Melodrama will be released on June 16.

In earning that position, "Green Light" quickly becomes Lorde's third-highest-charting entry on the Hot 100.



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