“I’m kinda like a prettier Jesus” Lorde tells us in the new song.
After much teasing, LORDE is back after 4 years!
She has since elaborated on the record in a letter to fans, describing it as inspired by the “natural world”.
Lorde wrote: “There’s someone I want you to meet.
“Her feet are bare at all times. She’s sexy, playful, feral, and free. She’s a modern girl in a deadstock bikini, in touch with her past and her future, vibrating at the highest level when summer comes around. Her skin is glowing, her lovers are many. I’m completely obsessed with her, and soon you will be too.
“It’s my divine pleasure to be introducing you, at long last, to my third studio album, SOLAR POWER.”
The New Zealand native continued: “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.”
“The first song, also called SOLAR POWER and written and produced by myself and Jack, is the first of the rays. It’s about that infectious, flirtatious summer energy that takes hold of us all, come June (or December, if you’re a Southern Hemisphere baby like me but I know that’s literally IMPOSSIBLE for you all to wrap your little heads around so don’t worry about it!!)
“I made everything with friends here in New Zealand. My best mate Ophelia took the cover photo, lying on the sand as I leapt over her, both of us laughing. The director who made my first ever music video, Joel, helped me create the videos, building an entire cinematic universe that I can’t wait for you to see.
“I made something that encapsulates where I’m from — my family, my girlfriends, my outdoors, my constant ruminations, and my unending search for the divine.”
LORDE concluded with: “There’s SO much more detail to come — a truly comical amount of detail, honestly. You can look to the natural calendar for clues. I’m trying to listen to what’s out there more, and the vibe I got was that you’re ready for this, that you need it.”
Whilst she is yet to confirm a release date, she told New Zealand radio station ZMOnline that the record is coming in the “very near future”.
Watch the video for the summery track ‘SOLAR POWER,’ below: