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LORDE RETURNS WITH SOLAR POWER

THIRD STUDIO ALBUM OUT NOW

FIRST NEW MUSIC IN FOUR YEARS DEBUTS TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM

 

 

20 AUGUST 2021 (TORONTO, 2021)  – Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist LORDE releases her highly anticipated third studio album ,Solar Power. The album is already garnering stellar reviews. Solar Power  includes 12 tracks and is produced by Jack Antonoff who she collaborated with on her chart-topping last album, Melodrama.

 

Listen to Solar Power HERE

 

The artist will take to the stage today to headline the “GMA” Summer Concert Series, performing tracks from the album at 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.

 

“As Solar Power meditates on the tension between achievement and comfort, it grazes masterpiece status—the only thing holding it back may be Lorde’s disinterest in chasing accolades.”

The Atlantic

 

“She’s so great at this, so convincing and smart, you’ll feel yourself falling under Solar Power’s spell ... She may not be our deity anymore, but in the world of pop music, Lorde’s ability to make moving art is everlasting.”

i-D

 

“At 24, Lorde is already a de facto elder stateswoman of the female-centered sound she helped pioneer: a nameless genre somewhere between high-gloss pop and indie rock, untroubled by the stringent rules of Hot 100 radio.” 

Entertainment Weekly

“Solar Power is a lot of things, but more than anything, it sounds like true autonomy.”

– The Cut

 

Of the album Lorde says, “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, discless format. An eco-conscious Music Box will be available for purchase as an alternative to a CD. This innovative offering 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 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.”

 

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.