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Lorde Teases 'Solar Power' Album With Mysterious Crop Circle Video

Lorde harnesses the energy of nature in the latest teaser for her upcoming third album, Solar Power, posting a video on Wednesday (June 16) that continued the sun-themed roll-out. "Every perfect summer's gotta take the flight," she captioned the silent clip that featured a camera swooping over a wide grassy expanse and then zeroing in on a giant crop circle that spells out the album's initials in tall grass.
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From Megan Thee Stallion to Lorde, Dive In to a Female-Forward Week of New Music

Last week was a busy one for new music releases -- especially for some of our favorite female pop stars. On the latest episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), we discuss four of those new releases: Megan Thee Stallion's "Thot Shit," Lorde's "Solar Power," Doja Cat's "Need to Know" and Kylie Minogue's cover of Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night" from the upcoming Born This Way 10th-anniversary re-release.
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16 Songs About Summer To Hear After Lorde's "Solar Power"

These scorching months have meant many things to many artists. Come June 20, the day of the solstice, summer will finally begin. Thus kicking off the four months of heat, sweat, and euphoria the rest of the year simply builds up to. Let’s be honest, summer is the best season. It’s a feeling, a vibration, and lifestyle (one that’s infinitely more interesting than one centered around a pumpkin). “It’s a new state of mind,” as Lorde sings it on her single “Solar Power.”
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Lorde Sees Parallels Between Her And Billie Eilish’s Early Careers: ‘It’s A Specific Experience’

Being a globally recognized music icon is an experience with which few people can relate, and that’s even more true in the case of Billie Eilish. She achieved success at an uncommonly young age: Her debut single, “Ocean Eyes,” was released when she was just 14 years old, and it quickly made her a star. Somebody who had a similar coming-up in the music world, though, is Lorde, whose breakout single, “Royals,” was released when she was 17.
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Everything We Know About Lorde's Solar Power Album, Including the Potential Release Date

For four years, we clung to the heart-pounding theatricality of "Green Lights" and the cry-yourself-to-sleep piano tempo of "Liability," repeatedly refreshing the onion ring review Instagram account for any sign that Lorde hadn't forgotten us. On June 10, the "prettier Jesus" came frolicking back into our lives in the sunny, flirtatious "Solar Power" music video, radiating sunshine in a yellow two-piece and promising a summer of warmth, joy, and rejuvenation.
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Lorde Might Have A Song Titled ‘Every Perfect Summer’s Gotta Take Its Flight’ On The Way

While it’s only been four years since we received a new album from Lorde, it feels like it’s been much longer, as the New Zealand singer has given fans little to enjoy since her 2017 album Melodrama. The wait is coming to an end soon as she announced her third full-length effort, Solar Power, is on the way. She’s already released its title track as she readies the album for release. As the wait continues, Lorde is now teasing what could be the album’s second single.
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Lorde Shares Teaser Video Of Crop Circles That Spell SP

Confirmed: Aliens stan Lorde. The New Zealand pop star just released “Solar Power,” the lead single and title track to her upcoming album of the same name, last week. And now she’s shared a new teaser video for the project, a silent clip featuring crop circles and sand writing spelling out “SP” — which is presumably short for Solar Power and not Smashing Pumpkins. Watch here on her official website.
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Lorde: her best cover songs, from Nirvana to Sheryl Crow

Before Lorde was the globally adored queen of heartbreaking electro-pop, a teenage Ella Yelich-O’Connor could be found performing acoustic covers in coffee shops throughout Auckland, New Zealand. It was a rendition of Duffy’s ‘Warwick Avenue’ that first got her signed to Universal Music (via a recording sent in by her dad) and Lorde’s never forgot her roots. Her incredible live shows often feature cover songs from artists she admires and Lorde’s never been afraid to twist iconic tracks into something uniquely hers.
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Lorde Is The New Queen of Summer And We Are So Here For It!

Lorde fans, we have been given the green light -- new music is here! After four long years of hoping for clues about new projects, Lorde has released her newest single, “Solar Power”, accompanied by a brand new music video. If you have been patiently waiting for some new musical genius from the singer-songwriter since Melodrama, you're in luck! A new album, also titled Solar Power, is on its way, and it’s safe to say we are just slightly freaking out about it!
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Lorde, L’Rain, Dean Blunt, Megan Thee Stallion, and More: This Week’s Pitchfork Selects Playlist

The staff of Pitchfork listens to a lot of new music. A lot of it. On any given day our writers, editors, and contributors go through an imposing number of new releases, giving recommendations to each other and discovering new favorites along the way. Each Monday, with our Pitchfork Selects playlist, we’re sharing what our writers are playing obsessively and highlighting some of the Pitchfork staff’s favorite new music. The playlist is a grab-bag of tracks: Its only guiding principle is that these are the songs you’d gladly send to a friend.
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Where to Find Lorde's Yellow Two-Piece from “Solar Power”

All products featured on Teen Vogue are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Summer is officially here — Lorde says so. With her new song and video “Solar Power,” the musician is A) finally back from an eternally long break from the music scene and B) making us crave anything and everything in the color yellow.
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New Mix: Lorde, Pokey LaFarge, The Go! Team, Azure Ray, More

On this edition of All Songs Considered, Lorde talks about her new summertime song, "Solar Power." We stay on the summertime theme with music from Illuminati Hotties and a tune called "Pool Hopping." Azure Ray, the duo of Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor, are back with their first new music in almost ten years and what they call a roll-down-the-car-windows tune, "Bad Dream." We also hear music from old favorites, The Go! Team, a band that still loves to mash up lots of different sounds on the group's new song, "A Bee Without Its Sting." They even invite a singer without any studio experience to join in the fun. Much like the way The Go! Team mix and mash genres, the same is true for The Goon Sax. The band from Brisbane, Australia, mix folk and dance music with '80s synth-pop on the trio's new song, "Psychic."
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Lorde's 'Solar Power' Heats up U.K. Chart Race

This week's U.K. singles chart will be solar powered. Lorde is on track for the highest new entry on the Official U.K. Singles Chart with her comeback track "Solar Power". The New Zealand singer and songwriter's first song in four years starts at No. 7 on the First Look chart, which gauges the popularity of singles after the first 48 hours of the chart cycle.
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NME Radio Roundup 14 June 2021: Lorde, Pa Salieu, Clairo, Japanese Breakfast and more

Last week, Lorde made her long awaited return. Dropping the gorgeous, breezy ‘Solar Power’ – a song that’s arrived just in time to soundtrack the summer months – it sees Ella Yelich O’Connor move past the break-up blues of 2017’s ‘Melodrama’ and start anew. With its ‘Screamadelica’-styled melodies and earworm hooks, ‘Solar Power’ was a must-add to this week’s NME Radio playlist.
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Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’ Gives off a Cult Energy and ‘Midsommar’ Comparisons Are Hard to Unsee

After what feels like forever, Lorde finally released new music. Her last album, Melodrama, came out in 2017, and the singer hasn’t released a single in just as long. So the release of her single, “Solar Power,” was a much-welcome gift in 2021. It’s full of light, and brightness, which makes sense since it has the word “solar” in it. But under it all, some joked about a possible cult-y vibe to it. Maybe it’s just because of the music video, or maybe it’s because of the interesting Midsommar feeling it sort of gave off.