Lorde – Solar Power (Review) Download Mp3
Far too much time has passed since we were collectively under the spell of a brand-new Lorde album, and luckily, the 24-year-old singer is rectifying that issue. News of a brand-new single, titled “Solar Power” and due sometime in 2021, dropped on Monday, along with some truly striking cover art.
Below, find all of the thoughts I had about Lorde’s new single’s title and artwork—and yes, there are a lot of them compared to the small amount of information she hath given us:
- Let’s get this out of the way: butt.
- I’m getting Olivia Rodrigo vibes, camping vibes, walking-around-Los-Angeles-barefoot (but in a cool way) vibes. The most miraculous of vibes!
- On second thought, maybe it looks more like Lorde is artfully stepping over cobblestones (potentially while wearing Crocs, the perfect shoe to pair with no pants).
- Am I looking at a leotard-style one-piece here? Or a shirt with underwear? Which? Break your silence, Lorde!
- Is “Solar Power” a reference to clean energy, or just vibing out on sunshine? Both?
- A gay hunch has led me to Google Lorde’s star sign. She’s a Scorpio, meaning “her composed, aloof exterior does not betray the fiery sensitivity of the scorpion.” This album cover may, in fact, be the defining work of Scorpio art.
- Despite thinking I had studied this photo carefully, I only just noticed the beach in the background. Guess that puts paid to my cobblestone theory.
- I wonder what Lorde’s beach of choice is? Somewhere shady in Maine? Sunny in L.A.? Coastal in her native New Zealand?
- Not to be too Carrie Bradshaw about this, but I couldn’t help but wonder: After a year-plus of misery, did Lorde’s album cover represent the purest of fantasies, frolicking by the sea with the wind in our hair?
- I like that weird, little coastal jetty thing in the background.
- Is Lorde a natural redhead, or is that just a quirk of the light?
- Is there any kind of dark-magic trickery I can pull to get “Solar Power” released by my birthday in July? I refuse to officially enter my late 20s without the perfect soundtrack.