After returning last week with her brilliant comeback single 'Solar Power', Lorde has now announced her plans for a new studio album, arriving in the coming months.
The new full-length, also called 'Solar Power', marks her first record since the 2017 release 'Melodrama', and is set to be released on the 20th August.
Speaking about the new collection, she said, “The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalizing the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors. In times of heartache, grief, deep love, or confusion, I look to the natural world for answers. I’ve learned to breathe out, and tune in. This is what came through.”
To honour the natural world, the artist is presenting the album in a first-of-its kind, disc-less format. An eco-conscious Music Box will be available for purchase instead of a CD, and will contain extra visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos, and a download card. The card will give purchasers a high-quality download of the music, two exclusive bonus tracks, and access to much more along the way.
Adding about the new concept, “I decided early on in the process of making this album that I also wanted to create an environmentally kind, forward-thinking alternative to the CD. I wanted this Music Box product to be similar in size, shape and price to a CD, to live alongside it in a retail environment, but be something which stands apart and that’s committed to the evolving nature of a modern album.”
See the full tracklist for 'Solar Power' below.
'Solar Power' Tracklist:
1. The Path
2. Solar Power
4. Stoned in the Nail Salon
5. Fallen Fruit
6. Secrets From a Girl (Who's Seen It All)
7. The Man with An Axe
9. Big Star
10. Leader of a New Regime
11. Mood Ring
12. Oceanic Feeling