Lorde now has her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as her second full-length album, Melodrama, debuts on top of the list.
"Perfect Places" is the second single from Melodrama and is a darker take on the teenage party circuit.
The song roars with Jack Antonoff's signature wall-of-sound choruses and "Perfect Places" is more confessional than her other songs. It is very upbeat and has a dark, R&B sensibility to it.
Lorde said in her recent Rolling Stones cover story, "Everything written about on the album, give or take a couple of lines, all took place in New Zealand and is about herself and her friends".