Lorde has returned to music!
“Arriving in 2021 … Patience is a virtue,” the 24-year-old songstress announced on social media. Along with the announcement, Lorde shared the revealing “cheeky” cover art.
Following a leak of the song on Amazon Music and Tidal, the originally scheduled release date for June 20 was moved up to June 10. This marked her first release since 2017.
“Solar Power” features her breathy vocals paired with an acoustic guitar that is perfect for the summertime. Lorde co-wrote and co-produced the track alongside Jack Antonoff.
In addition to the new single, Lorde released a music video and announced that her third studio album of the same name is coming soon.
Watch the “Solar Power” music video, below:
Joel Kefali, who previously directed her “Royals” music video, co-directed this video alongside Lorde. The superstar confirmed in her newsletter that they co-directed the other music videos from this album cycle.
Together the pair are “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, and my unending search for the divine,” she wrote, according to Rolling Stone.
In 2020, Lorde addressed the lack of new music to her fans. She explained that she wanted her work to be the best she could possibly create.
“Waiting, the thing that felt so pointless and annoying when I was young, is now this kind of delicio [sic] activity. In my opinion, the greatest treat I can give you is work that will last 10, 20, 30 years. And that kind of work takes time,” she shared.
Learn the full Lorde “Solar Power” lyrics, below.
I hate the winter, can’t stand the cold
I tend to cancel all the plans (So sorry, I can’t make it)
But when the heat comes, something takes a hold
Can I kick it? Yeah, I can
My cheeks in high color, overripe peaches
No shirt, no shoes, only my features
My boy behind me, he’s taking pictures
Lead the boys and girls onto the beaches
Come one, come all, I’ll tell you my secrets
I’m kinda like a prettier Jesus
Forget all of thе tears that you’ve cried
It’s ovеr (Over, over, over, over)
It’s a new state of mind
Are you coming, my baby?
Acid green, aquamarine
The girls are dancing in the sand
And I throw my cellular device in the water
Can you reach me? No, you can’t (Ha)
Turn it on in a new kind of bright
It’s solar (Solar, solar, solar, solar)
Come on and let the bliss begin
Blink three times when you feel it kickin’ in
That solar-olar-olar power
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