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Maybe she heard Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, maybe someone told her she booked for Primavera Sound 2022, or maybe she’s tired of Antarctica and onion rings, but one thing’s for sure now: a new Lord is coming. The New Zealand pop star updated his website on June 7, as if confirming his long-standing rumor about the new single “Solar Power” with art on the cover of himself walking on the beach (and uh, showing his peach). “ARRIVAL IN 2021 … PATIENCE IS GOODNESS,” the website simply says, urging fans to sign up for the composer’s email list.
It’s been 1452 days, or just shy, four years since Lord released his second album, Melodrama, an intimate record for coming of age, which reveals that she is associated with the head of the priest Jack Antonov with wildly applauded results. As early as May 2020, Lord told fans by email that she had started recording new music and working with Antonov in December 2019, shortly after the death of her dog Perla. At that time, Lord addressed his fans’ hunger for new music, writing: “As I get older, I realize that there is something to be said for the pleasant feeling of waiting for something quality to become available to you” as if echoing. Malay, a producer who apparently worked on Frank Ocean Channel Orange and Rus and has credits Melodrama “Sober,” “The Louvre,” “The Supercut,” he said Reverberation magazine in July 2020 that he was also working on a new Lorde album. Comparing Lord to Ocean, Malay said, “She has a crazy vision and will not compromise at all.”