Put your solar-powered garden lights out because Lorde just dropped her epic new single ‘Solar Power’ and it’s illuminating the whole damn planet.
The song is a fun summery bop which makes me crave warm beach days with my pals but never you mind, ‘Solar Power’ will take us right there. At least in spirit.
‘Solar Power’ doesn’t rely on heavy beats like her previous work normally does, it’s more of a smooth guitar track that allows her voice to shine with, dare I say it, SOLAR POWER.
Peep the sick music video below:
Unfortunately, Lorde was forced to drop the track early as there was reportedly some kind of glitch with streaming services.
Fan accounts have shared screenshots of the song appearing on streaming platforms ahead of its time, stating that it was available for a few moments in select countries on Thursday.
Then this morning, it was officially released everywhere and, look, I ain’t complaining.
Lorde quite literally broke the internet a few days back when she dropped the cover artwork for ‘Solar Power’ on her website along with a v. cheeky pic.
The site also has a one-line message: “Arriving in 2021 … Patience is a virtue.” Head over to lorde.co.nz to see for yourself.
This album has been a long time coming and Lorde has been teasing us every step of the way. Just over a year ago, Lorde revealed the album was in the works in an email to fans.
“I started going back to the studio again in December, just for something to do, and to my surprise, good things came out,” she wrote. “Happy, playful things. I felt my melodic muscles flexing and strengthening.”
She revealed that Jack Antonoff, who she previously collaborated with on Melodrama, would be working on the album with her in her native New Zealand as well as Los Angeles.
“A thing started to take shape. And then, of course, the world shut down,” she added. “We’re still working away — Jack and I FaceTimed for over an hour this morning going over everything. But it’ll take a while longer.”
“Waiting, the thing that felt so pointless and annoying when I was young, is now this kind of delicio activity,” she continued. “In my opinion, the greatest treat I can give you is work that will last ten, twenty, thirty years. And that kind of work takes time. So if you can, I’d like for you to try tuning in to the time spent waiting for something of the highest quality to arrive. Enjoy the sensation as it builds. When the moment comes, our wave will crest super f—ing high.I can tell you, this new thing, it’s got its own colours now. If you know anything about my work, you’ll know what that means.”
“The work is so fucking good, my friend,” she concluded. “I am truly jazzed for you to hear it.”
I’m waiting for it, this album, I WANT IT.
Matty Galea is the Senior Entertainment Editor at Pedestrian who also dabbles in woo-woo stuff like astrology and crystals and has been penning horoscopes since the start of his career. He also Tweets about pop culture and astrology and posts spicy content on Instagram.