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LORDE UNVEILS ACOUSTIC VERSION OF 'STONED AT THE NAIL SALON'

The singers third studio album, Solar Power, is out August 20!

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GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist Lorde has unveiled an acoustic live performance video of her latest single, Stoned at the Nail Salon. Filmed at Electric Lady Studios in New York City with the singers longtime collaborator and producer Jack Antonoff, the intimate performance captures the introspective lyricism, with Lorde's distinctive vocals offering moments of 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. Watch the Stoned at the Nail Salon (Rooftop Performance) below.