The singers highly anticipated third album is set to arrive next month!
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GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist Lorde has shared another taste of her highly anticipated third album, Solar Power. The sombre track, Stoned at the Nail Salon, navigates getting older and the subtle yet powerful changes you observe within yourself, whilst pondering your life choices and the impact they've had.
With Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers on backing vocals, the sparse track brings introspective lyricism, with Lorde's distinctive vocals offering moments of introspection and vulnerability.
Speaking of the track, the singer shares: "This song is sort of a rumination on getting older, settling into domesticity, and questioning if you’ve made the right decisions. I think lots of people start asking those questions of themselves around my age, and it was super comforting to me writing them down, hoping they’d resonate with others too. I used this song as a dumping ground for so many thoughts..."
The album will arrive with twelve brand new songs, including Solar Power, and two additional bonus tracks. Lorde also shared in her newsletter the album is available for pre-order on exclusive formats, inlcuding "a beautiful standard vinyl with a sky-blue disc, and a very juicy deluxe vinyl only available on my site with the sickest giant foldout poster". This time around, the singer is opting out of physical CD's, instead creating what she calls a "music box", which will arrive looking similar to a CD case, but instead symbolises the artists "commitment to asking questions of our systems, and making stuff with intention and sensitivity." This new format will contain extra visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos, and a download card.
Lorde will make her grand return to the stage next year, kicking off The Solar Power World Tour in Christchruch on February 26. The tour will make its way to Australia next March, with stops in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. In a newsletter to fans, the singer said of the tour: "This is gonna be such a sick tour. We’ve just hired five new band members...............This is, thrillingly, something of an INTIMATE TOUR. Theatres and green fields rather than arenas. So you gotta get in there if you really wanna go."
Solar Power is out August 28. Listen to Stoned at the Nail Salon below.
LORDE SOLAR POWER AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Thursday 10 March, Riverstage | Brisbane AU, ticketmaster.com.au
Saturday 12 March, Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne AU, ticketek.com.au
Sunday 13 March, Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne AU, ticketek.com.au
Tuesday 15 March, Aware Super Theatre | Sydney AU, ticketek.com.au
Wednesday 16 March, Aware Super Theatre | Sydney AU, ticketek.com.au
Saturday 19 March, Belvoir Amphitheatre* | Perth AU, moshtix.com.au