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LORDE - LIABILITY (SONG)
Label:UNI/UMA
Entry:26/03/2017 (Position 42)
Last week in charts:26/03/2017 (Position 42)
Peak:42 (1 weeks)
Weeks:1
Place on best of all time:6360 (9 points)
Year:2017
Music/Lyrics:Jack Antonoff
Ella Yelich-O'Connor
Producer:Jack Antonoff
Lorde
World wide:
ch  Peak: 86 / weeks: 1
fr  Peak: 54 / weeks: 1
au  Peak: 42 / weeks: 1
nz  Peak: 8 / weeks: 4

26/03/2017: N 42.
AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
2:51MelodramaUniversal
5754709
Album
CD
16/06/2017
Reprise2:16MelodramaUniversal
5754709
Album
CD
16/06/2017
MUSIC DIRECTORY
LordeLorde: Discography / Become a fan
LORDE IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
The Love Club EP07/04/2013246
Tennis Court23/06/20132022
Team29/09/20131923
Yellow Flicker Beat19/10/2014256
Magnets (Disclosure feat. Lorde)18/10/20151412
Green Light19/03/2017420
Liability26/03/2017421
Perfect Places18/06/2017442
Homemade Dynamite (Remix) (Lorde feat. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA)01/10/20172312
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Pure Heroine13/10/2013158
Melodrama02/07/2017123
SONGS BY LORDE
400 Lux
A World Alone
Biting Down
Bravado
Buzzcut Season
Easy (Switch Screens) (Son Lux feat. Lorde)
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Glory And Gore
Green Light
Hard Feelings/Loveless
Homemade Dynamite
Homemade Dynamite (Remix) (Lorde feat. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA)
Ladder Song
Liability
Magnets (Disclosure feat. Lorde)
Meltdown (Stromae feat. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim)
Million Dollar Bills
No Better
Perfect Places
Ribs
Royal Planes (M.I.A. vs. Lorde)
Royals
Royals / White Noise (Live from the BRITs) (Disclosure & Lorde feat. AlunaGeorge)
Sober
Sober II (Melodrama)
Still Sane
Supercut
Swingin' Party
Team
Tennis Court
The Louvre
The Love Club
White Teeth Teens
Writer In The Dark
Yellow Flicker Beat
ALBUMS BY LORDE
Melodrama
Pure Heroine
The Love Club EP
DVDS BY LORDE
The Life
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.68 (Reviews: 19)
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*****
Great track.
****
Melodies hit home very strongly and although it sounds so simple it has considerable substance to it. Another impressive offering. 3.75
*****
Nice track from Lorde.

Reminds me somewhat of Vampire Weekend's 'Step'.
*****
Wow. Instantly her best effort for me. This is great.
*****
Wunderschön und authentisch Interpretiert von Lorde!
Besonders die zweite Strophe mag mich zu berühren!

5*
****
Nice. Such a different sound to Green Light. Really showing her versatility and vulnerability. She's far from a Liability.
*****
Very plesant ballad. 5*
*****
One of the interesting things about pop music is how us as listeners can find intense connections to people that should be by conventional logic totally unrelatable - I mean, how many of us are multi-millionaires having our daily lives covered everyday in the tabloid news? And how many stars, from John Lennon to Michael Jackson to Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Beyonce, have written and performed songs about that very experience? And yet, I've rarely found it hard to connect with songs explicitly from the perspective of a celebrity, or found such a concept self-indulgent or obnoxious. I think one of the reasons for that is that in everyday socialisation there are always some small but noticeable differences in how you act in order to please the people around you, a personality that performs a particular version of yourself in order to gain a desired response. These differences can get wider, however, if you're not careful, especially if you've been in the position of being the "funny" one in a group or someone who relies on humour in socialisation - the counterintuitive pattern of depression being quite common among comedians being a noticeable example of the dangers of this kind of behaviour.

So to bring it back to the subject of this song, it's essentially a song about Lorde's fame having its adverse effects on her own private friendships, arising from the problem that people in close proximity to her are vulnerable to being dragged into the media circus of a pop star. And yet, for me the line "The truth is I am a toy that people enjoy 'til all of the trick don't work anymore, and they are all bored of me" hits like a dagger in my chest for a whole 'nother reason. It takes me back to my final year of high school when after winning over the attention of my friends for a couple of years by constantly projecting a wild, larger-than-life persona, the feeling that they would otherwise be ignoring me if I didn't act such a way crept into my head and lost the ability to keep it up, and in turn started feeling more and more ignored and ostracised by my own friends. So they pulled back, made other plans, although I still don't understand why they didn't notice what was happening. Thankfully, I've healed a lot since then, and have a network of friends whom I couldn't be happier with nowadays, but I'll always remember not to buy too much into my own act. You may have never met me, Lorde, but I'm so glad that you put exactly what I was feeling at the time you were #1 in the US into words.

(I understand this isn't so much a review but an uber-personal story that relates to the song's theme, but I thought I'd drop it here anyway. Don't worry, I'm good thanks, how are you?)
****
Nice track, her best since Team.
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