Just under four years since the release of her last album, Melodrama, Lorde returns today with her new single, “Solar Power.” Producer by herself and Jack Antonoff, the song features Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers on background vocals.
On the track, Lorde sings about being reinvigorated by the summer time:
I hate the winter, can’t stand the cold
I tend to cancel all the plans (I’m so sorry, I can’t make it)
But when the heat comes
Something takes a hold
“Solar Power” is the first taste of Lorde’s long-awaited third album, which she’s been teasing for well over a year. In a May 2020 email newsletter, Lorde explained how proud she was of the work she’s been doing with collaborator Jack Antonoff and how much she wanted to get back out in the world once COVID was contained.
“I now know how excited I am to get back out there. I want to be playing festivals again—hearing my intro music, watching that band walk onstage,” she wrote. “I want to see a huge line of you outside my hotel. I want to hug you all, and hold your hands. I want to do interviews, talk about the record over and over until I know it inside out. I want to do photoshoots, make videos.”
Read all the lyrics to Lorde’s “Solar Power” on Genius now.