Friday, August 20, 2021 9:00am ET by Pressparty
Lorde Returns With Third Studio Album “Solar Power”
Today, Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum artist Lorde has released her highly anticipated third studio album, Solar Power – listen here.
The album is already garnering stellar reviews. Solar Power includes 12 tracks and is produced by Jack Antonoff who she collaborated with on her chart-topping last album, Melodrama.
Lorde will take to the stage today to headline the “GMA” Summer Concert Series, performing tracks from the album at their first in-person Central Park show in nearly two years. Then starting August 23rd, she will join “The Late Late Show with James Corden” for a week-long residency during the show’s first week back from summer hiatus.
“The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalizing 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 learned to breathe out, and tune in. This is what came through,” explains Lorde.
To honor the natural world, the acclaimed New Zealand singer-songwriter is presenting the album in a first-of-its kind, discless format. An eco-conscious Music Box will be available for purchase as an alternative to a CD. This innovative offering will contain extra visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos, and a download card. The card will give purchasers a high-quality download of the music, two exclusive bonus tracks, and access to some special surprises along the way.
When talking about the concept Lorde says: “I decided early on in the process of making this album that I also wanted to create an environmentally kind, forward-thinking alternative to the CD. I wanted this Music Box product to be similar in size, shape and price to a CD, to live alongside it in a retail environment, but be something which stands apart and that’s committed to the evolving nature of a modern album.”
Earlier this summer, Lorde announced her 2022 World tour dates. The sold-out 40+ show tour, promoted by AEG Presents in the US and Canada, is her first North American tour since 2018 and kicks off in North America in Nashville on April 3 at the Opry House before concluding at the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 7. Full list of tour dates here.
Solar Power Tracklist:
1. The Path
2. Solar Power
4. Stoned at the Nail Salon
5. Fallen Fruit
6. Secrets From a Girl (Who's Seen It All)
7. The Man with the Axe
9. Big Star
10. Leader of a New Regime
11. Mood Ring
12. Oceanic Feeling
Listen/stream Lorde's new album Solar Power here.