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By: P. Claire Dodson
TL;DR Listen to Lorde’s new summer hit ‘Solar Power.’ It will guaranteed, make you want to get up and dance.
We’re here to tell you everything we know about the next song of the summer: Solar Power. Lorde has finally emerged from 4 long years of hiding and given us an upbeat, chill, and flirtatious song. Her past discography revolved around breakups and sadness, yet her new song is anything but; this is an excitement and surprise to all of us!
The song just dropped on June 10th and has already reached the global charts. Her new single represents the perfect beach day; everyone is happy, nobody is on their phones (hence the lyric: “Throw my cellular device in the water”), bare feet, tan-skinned, and all-around good vibes. Jack Antonoff, who many of you ‘Swifties’ are probably familiar with, gives us a ’70s acoustic production with background vocalists from singers Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers. The song has also had a ‘vibey’ music video to match were, we see the lovely Lorde frolicking and dancing on a sunny beach. We’ve definitely noticed some ‘Midsommar’ references with the almost ritualistic dance choreography and neutral-toned outfits that feature long, flowy skirts and dresses.
In a letter to her fans, Lorde metaphorically described her album as a woman who is barefoot at all times, playful, free, and totally in touch with her past and future. Her new album is a celebration of the natural world and how we all should look to it when feeling down. We think this is a great and positive new theme for Lorde as she enters her ‘happy’ era of music. Give Solar Power a listen, and let us know your thoughts!
Written by: Naia Mader, Intern
Edited by: Lisa Knight, COO & Mentor