After revealing the artwork, Lorde has finally released her first new music since her great 2017 sophomore album Melodrama. The song was made with frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff, and it also features backing vocals by Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo and drums by the very prolific session drummer (and former Pearl Jam member) Matt Chamberlain. It starts out a little earthier and folkier than Lorde usually sounds, but still with her unmistakable voice in the driver's seat, and eventually it brings in some Primal Scream-y (or George Michael-y) drums. Check out the video (directed by Lorde and Joel Kefali) below.
Lorde also confirmed in a newsletter that Solar Power is the name of her upcoming third album. "The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalising the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors," she said. "In times of heartache, grief, deep love, or confusion, I look to the natural world for answers. I’ve learnt to breathe out, and tune in. This is what came through." Read the full newsletter below.