The rumors at the moment are true: Lorde is again with the model new single “Solar Power,” her first piece of unique music since 2017. She confirmed in a e-newsletter to followers that the album can be known as Photo voltaic Energy; a launch date hasn’t been introduced. Try the video, co-directed by Lorde and Joel Kefali, under.
Lorde co-wrote and co-produced “Solar Power” with Jack Antonoff, who additionally performs guitar and drums on the observe. Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo sing backup vocals on the tune, too. One other “Solar Power” contributor is drummer Matt Chamberlain, who has just lately carried out on Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars and Bob Dylan’s Tough and Rowdy Methods.
“The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalising the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors,” Lorde wrote in her e-newsletter. “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 added: “I want this album to be your summer companion, the one you pump on the drive to the beach. The one that lingers on your skin like a tan as the months get cooler again.”
Lorde has offered scattered updates on new music since releasing Melodrama in June 2017. In late 2019, she defined that she paused her work because of the dying of her canine Pearl. “I need some time to see the good again, to finish making this for you,” she wrote. By the spring of 2020, Lorde informed followers she was working with Antonoff in Auckland and Los Angeles, describing the music as “so fucking good.”