The Real Ding
Lorde announces new album 'Solar Power'
Photo: Ophelia Mikkelson Jones
With her brilliant comeback single 'Solar Power' still bouncing around the musical landscape, Lorde has now announced her plans for her new studio album, which is also called 'Solar Power' and arrives on the 20th August.
The new full-length marks her first record since the 2017 release 'Melodrama', and also includes a distinctly unique approach to releasing new music. To honour the natural world, the artist is presenting the album in a first-of-its kind, disc-less format. An eco-conscious Music Box will be available for purchase instead of a CD, and will contain extra visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos, and a download card. The card will give purchasers a high-quality download of the music, two exclusive bonus tracks, and access to much more along the way.
Speaking about the new collection, she said, “The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalizing 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 learned to breathe out, and tune in. This is what came through.”
While adding about the new concept, “I decided early on in the process of making this album that I also wanted to create an environmentally kind, forward-thinking alternative to the CD. I wanted this Music Box product to be similar in size, shape and price to a CD, to live alongside it in a retail environment, but be something which stands apart and that’s committed to the evolving nature of a modern album.”
See the full tracklist for 'Solar Power' below.
'Solar Power' Tracklist: 1. The Path 2. Solar Power 3. California 4. Stoned in the Nail Salon 5. Fallen Fruit 6. Secrets From a Girl (Who's Seen It All) 7. The Man with An Axe 8. Dominoes 9. Big Star 10. Leader of a New Regime 11. Mood Ring 12. Oceanic Feeling