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LORDE RELEASES “MOOD RING” AHEAD OF HER HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD STUDIO ALBUM SOLAR POWER ALBUM OUT THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 20TH

THE ARTIST WILL HEADLINE THE “GMA” SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

WITH FIRST IN-PERSON CENTRAL PARK SHOW IN ALMOST TWO YEARS

 

JOINS “THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN” FOR A WEEK-LONG RESIDENCY

FOR THEIR FIRST WEEK BACK FROM HIATUS

 

Photo Credit: Ophelia Mikkelson Jones

 

 

17 AUGUST 2021 (TORONTO, ON)  – GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist LORDE has dropped “MOOD RING”, the latest song off her forthcoming third studio album, Solar Power, which will be released via Universal Music New Zealand/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company this Friday, August 20th. The song comes alongside an epic music video featuring LORDE as you’ve never seen her before.

 

Pre-Order / Pre-Save / Pre-Add Solar Power HERE

 

Listen to “Mood Ring” HERE

 

Watch the video for “Mood Ring” HERE

 

Of the song Lorde says, “This is a song I am very excited about, it’s so much fun to me. Obviously when making this album I did a deep-dive into 60s, Flower Child culture. I wanted to understand the commune life, dropping out from society and trying to start again. That really resonated to me when writing this album. One thing that occurred to me as a major parallel between that time and our time is our wellness culture and our culture of spirituality, pseudo-spirituality, wellness, pseudo-wellness. Things like eating a macro-biotic vegan diet or burning sage, keeping crystals, reading tarot cards or your horoscope. These were all things that they were dabbling in back then, and that me and my girlfriends are dabbling in today. I was like “I think there’s a pop song in here”. So this is kind of my extremely satirical look at all of those vibes.”

 

The song is the latest glimpse into what the full Solar Power universe will feel like. A celebration of the natural world, the album includes 12 tracks and is produced by Jack Antonoff who she collaborated with on her chart-topping last album, Melodrama.

Most notably, to honour the natural world the artist is presenting the album in a first-of-its kind, discless format. An eco-conscious Music Box will be available for purchase in lieu of a CD. This innovative offering will contain some of those special extras that fans might normally receive in a CD packet, such as 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 some special surprises along the way.


When talking about the concept Lorde says, “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.”

 

The artist will take to the stage on album release day to headline the “GMA” Summer Concert Series with their first in-person Central Park show in nearly two years. Then starting August 23rd, LORDE will join “The Late Late Show with James Corden” for a week-long residency during the show’s first week back from summer hiatus.

 

Earlier this summer, Lorde announced her 2022 World tour dates. The sold-out 40+ show tour, promoted by AEG Presents in the US and Canada, is her first North American tour since 2018 and kicks off in North America in Nashville on April 3 at the Opry House before concluding at the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 7. 

 

Solar Power Tracklist:
 
1. The Path
2. Solar Power
3. California
4. Stoned at the Nail Salon
5. Fallen Fruit
6. Secrets From a Girl (Who's Seen It All)
7. The Man with the Axe
8. Dominoes
9. Big Star
10. Leader of a New Regime
11. Mood Ring
12. Oceanic Feeling

 

LORDE TOUR DATES:
 

Date

City

Venue

February 26

Christchurch, NZ

Electric Avenue Festival

February 27

Upper Moutere, NZ

Neudorf Vineyards

March 1

Wellington, NZ

Days Bay

March 2

Havelock North, NZ

Black Barn Vineyards

March 4

New Plymouth, NZ

Bowl of Brooklands

March 5

Auckland, NZ

Outerfields

March 10

Brisbane, AU

Riverstage

March 12

Melbourne, AU

SMMB

March 15

Sydney, AU

Aware Super Theatre

March 19

Perth, AU

Belvoir Amphitheater

April 3

Nashville, TN

Opry House

April 5

Detroit, MI

Masonic Temple Theatre

April 7

Montreal, QC

Salle Willfrid Pelletier

April 8
April 9

Toronto, ON
Toronto, ON

Meridian Hall
Meridian Hall

April 12
April 13

Boston, MA
Boston, MA

Boch Center – Wang Theatre
Boch Center – Wang Theatre

April 15

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

April 16

Washington, DC

The Anthem

April 18
April 19

New York, NY
New York, NY

Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall

April 20

Philadelphia, PA

The Met

April 22
April 23

Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL

The Chicago Theatre
The Chicago Theatre

April 25

Minneapolis, MN

The Armory

April 27

Denver, CO

Mission Ballroom

April 30

Seattle, WA

WaMu Theatre

May 1

Portland, OR

Theater of the Clouds

May 3

San Francisco, CA

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

May 5
May 6

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA

Shrine Auditorium
Shrine Auditorium

May 7

Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Bowl

May 25

Leeds, UK

O2 Academy

May 26

Edinburgh, UK

Usher Hall

May 28

Manchester, UK

O2 Victoria Warehouse

May 30

Birmingham, UK

O2 Academy

June 1

London, UK

Roundhouse

June 2
June 3

London, UK
London, UK

Roundhouse
Roundhouse

June 7

Paris, FR

Casino de Paris

June 8

Amsterdam, NL

AFAS Live

June 10

Barcelona, ES

Primavera Sound

June 13

Zurich, CH

Halle 622

June 14

Munich, DE

Zenith

June 16

Rome, IT

Cavea – Auditorium Parco della Musica

June 17

Villafranca di Verona, IT

Castello di Villafranca

June 18

Sibenik, HR

Saint Mihovil Fortress

June 21

Cologne, DE

Open Air am Tanzbrunnen

June 23
June 28

Berlin, DE
London, UK

Verti Music Hall
Alexandra Palace

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT LORDE
In 2013, a 16-year-old LORDE quietly, yet confidently asserted herself as the voice of a generation with her full-length debut, Pure Heroine. The album would go triple-platinum, win two GRAMMY® Awards, and spawn the certified Diamond, record-breaking, international juggernaut single, “Royals,” and quadruple-platinum follow up “Team.” The former cemented LORDE as “the youngest solo artist and the only New Zealander to achieve #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1987.” Time exalted her amongst the “Most Influential Teenagers in the World,” she landed on Forbes’s “30 Under 30” List, graced the cover of Rolling Stone and performed alongside Nirvana during the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. She also curated the official soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and recorded “Yellow Flicker Beat” as the lead single. In 2017 LORDE released her second full-length studio album, Melodrama which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, making her the first ever NZ artist to land a #1 debut album in the United States. The album reached #1 in over 45 countries and earned LORDE a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2018 GRAMMY® Awards. LORDE makes her highly anticipated return with critically acclaimed new single, “Solar Power,” from her third full-length studio album, Solar Power, due out August 20th. LORDE currently has over 12 million albums sold worldwide and over 10 billion streams worldwide