Lorde is back with her new single Solar Power. It’s happy and fun, all about being charged by the summer sun and wanting to party with friends. And she also released the video for the song and it’s basically Midsommar on the beach without the murder and torture. Although, sand stuck in your ass crack is some serious torture.
Lorde’s newest single is also the title track from her next album, Solar Power, which will be out sometime this year. Hopefully, the album art is as equally ass-filled as the single’s cover. Musicians, Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo sang backup vocals on the single and it was co-written and produced with Jack Antonoff, who worked a lot on the album. The song has a line that goes, “I’m kind of like a prettier Jesus.” You know that’s getting censored in the Bible Belt
Pitchfork says that in a newsletter to fans, Lorde announced the new album but didn’t give a release date:
“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. 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.”
The video, which was co-directed by Lorde and Joel Kefali, takes place on some incredibly beautiful beach somewhere, and she told the Australian outlet, Triple J, that she filmed more than just the video for Solar Power there. So expect more dancing in the sand like a pixie person. She said:
“We made a whole bunch of videos for this album. We built literally basically a universe on a secret beach. The first video is me introducing you to the world of the album and the videos, I play a kooky tour guide almost.”
Here’s the video:
Lorde’s new video is what the messes who bought tickets for the Fyre Festival thought the Fyre Festival would be like. Although, Andy King’s jaw would probably fall off from all the blowjobs he’d have to give to get customs to let a weed-filled fennel bong onto the island!