The New Zealand-born singer explains on Twitter that the track is an old song that didn't make the cut to her debut album 'Pure Heroine'.
Lorde gave fans an early Christmas present by debuting an unreleased track on Friday, December 13. The song called "No Better" arrived without any prior announcement from the New Zealand singer/songwriter.
Like some other tracks by Lorde, "No Better" features some dark lyrics and minimal electronic beats. She can be heard singing, almost like rapping actually, about her being in a relationship as the seasons change.
"We roll in every summer when there's strength in our numbers/ And your breath's hot and gross but I kiss you like a lover," she sings the first lines before continuing, "Now the days are getting colder/ And the burning of our limbs doesn't happen quite as bad and the burnings dry skin."
Lorde has explained that "No Better" is a song that didn't make the cut to her debut album "Pure Heroine". "Hope you're liking NO BETTER! it's an old track that didn't make the album that i wanted to do something wif. all future stuff will be NEW!" she tweeted.
In related news, Lorde recently revealed to Billboard that she'd already started working on new material for the follow-up to "Pure Heroine". "I've been writing but I haven't really had time to hit the studio as of yet," she said and added that she might start hitting the recording studio by "the end of this year, or next year."