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LISTEN: Lorde releases first single from new album

The Kiwi star has opened up about the heartbreak-inspired song.

Kiwi superstar Lorde has revealed the first single from her highly anticipated second album.

The track, Green Light, was released at 8am on Friday morning. And the singer has revealed it was inspired by heartbreak.

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"It's totally a song about heartbreak. I've never been really good at writing songs about relationships," she told ZM's Fletch, Vaughan and Megan.

"It's more about finding yourself through that situation. You go through the thing and it's so awful and you just wish you could let go. The green light thing is saying 'I'm not okay right now but I'm going to be okay'.

"I have not played it to many people. A few more people have heard it now, in the past week. I'm not a big player of my stuff as I'm writing it. Some artists are but for a long time it was just me and my co-writer who had heard the song."

Lorde split from her long-term boyfriend James Lowe in 2015.

WATCH: Lorde's Green Light. Story continues below.

There's no word yet on a release date for Lorde's new album, Melodrama, but the young star told the radio show she has plans to perform on home soil later this year.

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