“The Louvre” is a song from Lorde’s sophomore album, Melodrama.
On May 18th, Lorde released the track list for Melodrama and “The Louvre” was the fourth song on the list. In January 2015, Lorde posted a cryptic tweet that read “Perfect is in the Louvre”. This could be a combination of “Perfect Places”, “Writer in the Dark” and this song.
The song had co-production from Flume, along with Jack Antonoff and Lorde herself. The song is assumed to be about the happiness during the beginning of her relationship with James Lowe. Lorde herself commented on the track on a Spinoff Exclusive Podcast saying:
“I wanted to [give the feeling of] just like the big sun-soaked dumbness of falling in love and it’s like your whole head is like glue, it’s amazing. It is like drugs. It’s like ‘I just want to be by you all the time, I just want to listen to you talk and look at your face do all those dumb things that it does when you talk. It’s just like this big dumb joy and it’s intense – and I feel like the instrumentation in that song kind of helped it get there.”