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Lorde Melodrama album cover 2017 03 02
Song by Lorde
Released June 16 2017
Recorded 2015/16
Length 3:09
Producers Lorde

Frank Dukes

Kuk Harrell
Genres Indie, alternative, art pop
Label Lava Records, Republic Records
From Melodrama
Chronology
"Sober" "Homemade Dynamite" "The Louvre"

"Homemade Dynamite" is a track from Lorde's sophomore album Melodrama. It was teased on a setlist for her pre-Coachella gig on April 14, 2017.

The remix was released on September 14th, 2017 as the third single from the album, serving as a remix featuring Khalid, Post Malone & SZA.

Background

Lorde performed the song at Coachella on April 16, 2017 and was revealed as the third song from the album Melodrama. After Lorde teased a new single on Instagram, many fans suspected the song was to be "Homemade Dynamite". But after the 2017 Manchester Arena bombings, many people were quick to point out it would be very inappropriate to release the song so soon after the attacks.

On Twitter, a user tagged Lorde saying that they were upset that Homemade Dynamite wasn't "the or a single", to which Lorde responded to saying that "the day's still young". Later on Instagram after the MTV VMAs, Lorde teased a possible video or remix with "******** ******** ***** coming soon!" This was later revealed to be a remix.

Writing and composition

"Homemade Dynamite" was co-written by Tove Lo. At Coachella she revaled it's about going out. About writing the song, Lorde commented: 

“This song [was] one of the first songs to come together for the record and I wrote it with Tove Lo: sexy, Swedish, brash, bold. She’s wonderful. She’s so sweet. We hung out in LA and wrote and had a great time. She was kind of partying a lot at that time as well, so we had a lot in common writing-wise.”

Live Performances

Lorde performed "Homemade Dynamite" at Coachella on April 16th, 2017. In August at the MTV VMAs, she did an interpretive dance to the song (she originally was to sing it, but due to a fever couldn't).

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
A couple rebel top gun pilots
Flying with nowhere to be
Don't know you super well
But I think that you might be the same as me
Behave abnormally

[Pre-Chorus]
Let's let things come out of the woodwork
I'll give you my best side, tell you all my best lies
Yeah, awesome right?
So let's let things come out of the woodwork
I'll give you my best side, tell you all my best lines
Seeing me rolling, showing someone else love
Dancing with our shoes off
Know I think you're awesome, right?

[Chorus]
Our rules, our dreams, we're blind
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Our friends, our drinks, we get inspired
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite

[Verse 2]
Might get your friend to drive, but he can hardly see
We'll end up painted on the road
Red and chrome
All the broken glass sparkling
I guess we're partying

[Pre-Chorus]
So let's let things come out of the woodwork
I'll give you my best side, tell you all my best lies
Seeing me rolling, showing someone else love
Hands under your t-shirt
Know I think you're awesome, right?

[Chorus]
Our rules, our dreams, we're blind
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Our friends, our drinks, we get inspired
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Now you know it's really gonna blow

Our rules, our dreams, we're blind
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Our friends, our drinks, we get inspired
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite

[Outro]
Our rules, our dreams, we're blind
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Our friends, our drinks, we get inspired
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite


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