The Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum artist Lorde recently released a new song Solar Power. Appropriately dropped timed to the only solar eclipse of the year, the song came alongside the announcement of her highly anticipated third studio album of the same name, Solar Power.
On June 21, 2021, Lorde additionally revealed the album release date as August 20, this year along with the announcement of her 2022 World Tour.
The 40+ show tour is her first North American tour since 2018. The singer kicks off in North America in Nashville on April 3 at the Opry House. This is before concluding at the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 7.
The tour is promoted by AEG Presents in the US and Canada. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, June 25, 2021, at 10 am local. Fans can sign up for Lorde’s email list for first access to pre-sale tickets and for more info on tour dates HERE.
Solar Power debuted to fan and critical acclaim. Billboard even stated that it is a fresh chapter in a riveting book. And that Lorde fans should be thrilled to meet this new author.
The Guardian called the song,
“…a distinct reinvention, one that gleefully puts a gap between Lorde and everyone else in terms of her creativity. Lorde’s comeback single is a lesson in letting pop stars take their time.”
The song has garnered five-star reviews from places like NME and Pitchfork, just since its debut last week. It has trended #1 worldwide across social media, raked in over 30 million streams in its first five days. The track was also #1 on Spotify’s Global and US Song Debut.
The song is the first single from Lorde’s forthcoming third studio album. It will be released via Universal Music New Zealand on August 20th. The album includes 12 tracks and is produced by Jack Antonoff who she collaborated with on her chart-topping last album, Melodrama.
Lorde talked about the album, saying,
“The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalizing 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 learned to breathe out and tune in. This is what came through.”
On the other hand, about the single, she continued,
“The first song, also called SOLAR POWER and written and produced by myself and Jack, is the first of the rays. It’s about that infectious, flirtatious summer energy that takes hold of us all, come June…”
To honor the natural world the artist is presenting the album in a first-of-its-kind, discless format. An eco-conscious Music Box will be available for purchase as an alternative to a CD. This innovative offering will contain extra visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos, and a download card. The card will give purchasers a high-quality download of the music, two exclusive bonus tracks, and access to some special surprises along the way.
With regard to the concept, she said,
“I decided early on in the process of making this album that I also wanted to create an environmentally kind, forward-thinking alternative to the CD. I wanted this Music Box product to be similar in size, shape, and price to a CD, to live alongside it in a retail environment, but be something which stands apart and that’s committed to the evolving nature of a modern album.”
Solar Power Tracklist:
- The Path
- Solar Power
- Stoned in the Nail Salon
- Fallen Fruit
- Secrets From a Girl (Who’s Seen It All)
- The Man with An Axe
- Big Star
- Leader of a New Regime
- Mood Ring
- Oceanic Feeling
Pre-Order / Pre-Save / Pre-Add Solar Power HERE
Listen to “Solar Power” HERE
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