Lorde is officially back!
The Grammy winner released her new single, “Solar Power” along with a music video on Thursday. This also came with an announcement that her third album of the same name is coming soon, which has been highly anticipated by fans.
Lorde sent an email to her fans, writing, “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.”
Lorde and Jack Antonoff paired up to produce the title track. The music video was directed by Lorde herself, along with Joel Kefali.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Lorde noted that she wants her album to be people’s “summer companion, the one you pump on the drive to the beach. The one that lingers on your skin like a tan as the months get cooler again.”
Antonoff posted a photo of the album cover art on his Instagram and Lorde’s “best mate” Ophelia took the care-free photo of her leaping in the sand.
This is Lorde’s first single since 2017, and the first album since Melodrama, which was released in June 2017.