Lorde has made her big return with her brand new single “Solar Power“!
This is the 24-year-old singer’s first new music release in four years, since her Melodrama album in 2017.
“Solar Power” was actually released on streaming platforms early on Thursday (June 10), but was quickly pulled before too many people got to listen to it.
The song is the first single off of her upcoming third studio album of the same name, which she wrote and produced with Jack Antonoff.
“There’s someone I want you to meet. Her feet are bare at all times. She’s sexy, playful, feral, and free. She’s a modern girl in a deadstock bikini, in touch with her past and her future, vibrating at the highest level when summer comes around. Her skin is glowing, her lovers are many. I’m completely obsessed with her, and soon you will be too,” Lorde said in an email to fans. “It’s my divine pleasure to be introducing you, at long last, to my third studio album, SOLAR POWER.”
She continued, “The first song, also called SOLAR POWER and written and produced by myself and Jack [Antonoff], is the first of the rays. It’s about that infectious, flirtatious summer energy that takes hold of us all, come June (or December, if you’re a Southern Hemisphere baby like me but I know that’s literally IMPOSSIBLE for you all to wrap your little heads around so don’t worry about it!!).”
“I made everything with friends here in New Zealand. My best mate Ophelia took the cover photo, lying on the sand as I leapt over her, both of us laughing. The director who made my first ever music video, Joel, helped me create the videos, building an entire cinematic universe that I can’t wait for you to see. I made something that encapsulates where I’m from — my family, my girlfriends, my outdoors, my constant ruminations.”
“The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalising the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors. In times of heartache, grief, deep love, or confusion, I look to the natural world for answers. I’ve learnt to breathe out, and tune in. This is what came through,” she concluded.
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