The rumors are already true: Lord returns with the brand new single “Solar Power”, her first original work since 2017. She confirmed in a newsletter to fans that the album is also called Solar energy; release date has not been announced. Watch the video, co-directed by Lorde and Joel Kefali, below.
Lord is the co-author and producer of “Solar Power” with Jack Antonov, who also plays guitar and drums on the track. Phoebe Bridgers and Claire also sing backup vocals in the song. Another Solar Power collaborator is drummer Matt Chamberlain, who recently played Bruce Springsteen. Western stars and Bob Dylan Rough and rough ways.
“The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt to immortalize the deep, transcendent feelings I feel when I̵
Lorde has been providing scattered updates on the new music since it came out Melodrama in June 2017. At the end of 2019, she explained that she stopped working due to the death of her dog Perla. “I need some time to see the good again to finish doing this for you,” she wrote. By the spring of 2020, Lord told fans that he was working with Antonov in Auckland and Los Angeles, describing the music as “so fucking good.”