Green Light

Lorde - Green Light
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 198 ratings
2017 Ratings: #55
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Entertainment Weekly

It’s a celebration, it’s the most explosive and epic thing Lorde has done, a sign that she can be just as captivating when she’s aiming for the rafters as she is pursuing something quieter. It also sounds like nothing else on the radio or in your Spotify playlists.

88
PopMatters

Equal parts ballad, dancefloor banger, full-fledged gospel stomper - this song is an enormously catchy single that seems to gather together all of Lorde’s strengths into a four-minute track.

80
The Guardian

Given Lorde’s status as a festival headliner, the move toward grandiosity makes sense; what’s surprising is how well it works with her fluttering contralto, which gains strength as the song strides to its triumphant conclusion.

TomBejoy
100
Feel free to listen to this little story written below

Wow, this brings back so many memories.

So I was scrolling through the best albums of the decade list, looking for things that might prick up my ear and that I could review and discover. I glanced upon Melodrama, and the cover caught me in anticipation, so I had to take a look.

I listened to the first song on the album and man, was that a feeling of Deja Vu. This ain't no classic album I missed, this is the album I spent a long time ... read more
Schmedess
95
one of the best pop hits of the 2010s fr
exception
71
The return of New Zealand's most promising singer-songwriter of pop music returned with a song which leaves me needing more. Green Light is very far from being one of Lorde's best songs, with many reasons for that. It takes a much more basic and predictable approach, which is good and bad. On the negative side, it takes the trendy edm-pop sound, classes it up a little bit, and adds some of Lorde's most boring lyrics. She could be changed with any singer on this track and it would be just as ... read more
sucker
NR
so different from pure heroine but still so lorde, amazing
musicalmarvell
95
"Green Light" is, without a doubt, one of Lorde's prime hits. It's an electrifying sight to the ears of all, and at no point does it become dull. Lorde leads the song with her perfect and one-of-a-kind vocals, accompanied by perfectly placed background vocals, string instruments, and the flare of the modern EDM-POP sound. The lyrics are also well-crafted, but admittedly, some lines could've been slightly improved. Nonetheless, it's a vibrant track that's always fun to come back to. ... read more
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Added on: March 2, 2017