Saturday Night Live announced on March 4 that Scarlett Johansson will host and Lorde will be the musical guest on the March 11 episode of the NBC series. The musician just released her new song "Green Light," and it's a tune that Lorde will perform on SNL, most likely. But remember: musical guests on SNL sing twice throughout the episode and that means Lorde could debut another new song in the second performance slot after belting out "Green Light." Sure, there's always a chance she might sing one of her other hits instead, but I'm choosing to be hopeful for even more new Lorde music.
Johansson will host the March 11 episode as she promotes her new film Ghost in the Shell, while Lorde has made a big comeback in the past week. Her new single "Green Light," released last week, doesn't miss a beat and she announced her upcoming album Melodrama, which is due to drop this summer, according to Pitchfork. This is very exciting for Lorde fans and music lovers, because they've been — as she sings in "Green Light" — waiting for it and wanting new music from the artist for a long time. Lorde's 2013 album Pure Herione was a smash hit and spawned the radio-ruling singles "Royals" and "Team."
And what better way to build hype for Melodrama than Lorde giving her fans a preview of another song off the album? Perhaps it could have a similar theme to "Green Light," which is a breakup anthem. The artist told Beats 1's Zane Lowe that "Green Light" is about her "first major heartbreak. And the song is really about those moments kind of immediately after your life changes and about all the silly little things that you gravitate towards."
Either way, I'm looking forward to hearing Lorde sing her heart out on "Green Light" live from New York on Saturday night — and whether or not it comes with another new song.