Lorde's new single SOLAR POWER is out now!!

What a fortnight it has been for Lorde fans with the announcement of a headlining show at Barcelona's Primavera Festival, to her releasing the cover art for what has now officially been announced as her new album!

The music video for Solar Power and the single itself came out just after 10am today, after being reportedly leaked overnight.

The video features Lorde and her friends at what we believe to be one of the beautiful beaches on Waiheke Island.

The song with fun sunny vibes comes just in time for Summer over in the US, Lorde says " 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."

Living in the beautiful Bay of Plenty I'm sure we'll be able to blast this on the way to the beach even in Winter.

We still don't have a release date for the full album but at least now we have a new song to hold us over while we wait, patience is a virtue after all ;)

Enough from us, watch the video and read Lorde's full newsletter statement below:

Lorde’s full statement sent to fans via Newsletter:

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.

It’s my divine pleasure to be introducing you, at long last, to my third studio album, SOLAR POWER.

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.

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 (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, and my unending search for the divine.

There’s SO much more detail to come – a truly comical amount of detail, honestly. You can look to the natural calendar for clues. I’m trying to listen to what’s out there more, and the vibe I got was that you’re ready for this, that you need it. 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.

Today’s the only solar eclipse of the year, did you know that? Feels right.


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