The rumors are now true: Lorde is back with the brand new single “Solar Power”, her first piece of original music since 2017. She confirmed in a newsletter to fans that the album is also called Solar power; a release date has not been announced. Check out the video, co-directed by Lorde and Joel Kefali below.
Lorde co-wrote and co-produced “Solar Power” with Jack Antonoff, who also plays guitar and drums. Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo also sing backup song on the song. Another “Solar Power” contributor is drummer Matt Chamberlain, who recently performed on Bruce Springsteens Western Stars and Bob Dylans Rough and Rowdy Ways.
“The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt to immortalize the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I̵
Lorde has provided scattered updates on new music since its release Melodrama in June 2017. In late 2019, she explained that she stopped her work due to the death of her dog’s pearl. “I need some time to see the good again, to finish it for you,” she wrote. In the spring of 2020, Lorde told fans she worked with Antonoff in Auckland and Los Angeles, describing the music as “so fucking good.”