The Weight of Your Love found singer and principal songwriter Tom Smith writing directly about love in a manner he never has before. The Editors' frontman told The Sun: "Whether it's about a break-up, or is twisted and dark, about the damaging side of love, or is simply about traditional love, this is certainly the theme of the album — and in two of the song titles. A song like 'Sugar' is about love but also has that jealousy issue going through it.
"I do let my imagination get carried away when I write," he continued. "I don't agree you have to be sad to write a sad song and vice versa. Writers have imaginations. The whole tortured artist thing is bulls--t."
The video for the dark love song was directed by by Joe Vanhoutteghem (Balthazar's "Sinking Ship"). It was filmed in a disused abattoir in Antwerp, Belgium over three days during February 2014.
16-tear-old Lorde wrote the lyrics to "Royals" at home in just half an hour. She was inspired by the "ridiculous, unrelatable, unattainable opulence" that runs through such albums as Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne and Lana Del Rey's Born To Die.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.