Solar Power
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[Verse 1]
I hate the winter, can’t stand the cold
I tend to cancel all the plans (So sorry, I can’t make it)
But when the heat comes, something takes a hold
Can I kick it? Yeah, I can

[Pre-Chorus]
My cheeks in high colour, overripe peaches
No shirt, no shoes, only my features
My boy behind me, he’s taking pictures
Lead the boys and girls onto the beaches
Come one, come all, I’ll tell you my secrets
I’m kinda like a prettier Jesus

[Chorus]
Forget all of thе tears that you’ve cried
It’s ovеr (Over, over, over, over)
It’s a new state of mind
Are you coming, my baby?

[Verse 2]
Acid green, aquamarine
The girls are dancing in the sand
And I throw my cellular device in the water
Can you reach me? No, you can’t (Aha)

[Pre-Chorus]
My cheeks in high colour, overripe peaches
No shirt, no shoes, only my features
My boy behind me, he’s taking pictures (He’s taking pictures)
Lead the boys and girls onto the beaches
Come one, come all, I’ll tell you my secrets
I’m kinda like a prettier Jesus

[Chorus]
Turn it on in a new kind of bright
It’s solar (Solar, solar, solar, solar)
Come on and let the bliss begin
Blink three times when you feel it kicking in

[Outro]
That solar-olar-olar power
Solar-olar-olar power
Solar-olar-olar power
Solar-olar-olar power
Solar-olar-olar power
Solar-olar-olar power“Solar Power” is the first single and title track from Lorde’s third studio album. The song features Lorde singing about many tropes of nature and using the outdoors to escape the stresses of everyday life.The song’s artwork was revealed through Lorde’s website on June 7, 2021, with the following caption: “ARRIVING IN 2021 … PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE,” seemingly poking at how the release details were leaked on Twitter shortly before the announcement.On June 10, 2021, there were reports of the single being briefly available on streaming services including Apple Music, YouTube and Tidal, six hours earlier than the scheduled release. It also appeared in part on social media platform TikTok. The song was quickly taken down after the mistake was spotted. It was subsequently released on all platforms, coinciding with the solar eclipse.“Solar Power,” written and produced by myself and Jack, is the first of the rays. It’s about that infectious, flirtatious summer energy that takes hold of us all, come June (or December, if you’re a Southern Hemisphere baby like me but I know that’s literally IMPOSSIBLE for you all to wrap your little heads around so don’t worry about it!!).She revealed:I love the video. We made a whole bunch of videos for this album. We built basically a universe on a beach – a secret beach – so this video was kind of like me introducing you to the world of the album and the videos and I kind of play like a quirky tour guide.In an interview with Zane Lowe, Lorde went in depth about it, saying:I remember I was on Martha’s Vineyard with my good friend Cazzie, staying at her house. We had just been for a big swim all day, my hair was wet, and I came back into my room and I had my little Yamaha DX keyboard, and I just started singing… and kind of figuring this thing out. It almost felt like “Rock DJ” to me, the Robbie Williams song. I was like, I don’t know what’s going on here, but I love it. And then I just put it away and like had a paddleboard, I think, but it really was such a natural, like joyful extension of an awesome day. And then I think I took it back into the city, to Jack’s, and, you know, we had all the windows open, it was summer, and we just followed it through.In an interview with Triple J, she said:This one just felt like the perfect first chapter for this album. It’s about that infectious, flirtatious energy that starts to come into the fold come like, December for us, June for the other half of the world, and for this record that’s about the magic of the sun and of nature I just thought it was really cool, light, cute, fun, zany place to start.She said:Every song on the album, I did say it has to sound like the sun, and this one in a big way. It to me sounds like the sun, the beach, the waves, the girls lying on the beach. I just really wanted it to have that vibe. The guitars and the drums – everything’s so sunny.Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo are featured as background vocalists on the song. It is the first time Lorde has worked with either of them on record.She discussed their collaboration while speaking with Zane Lowe, where she said:I love those girls so much. They killed it on the song. I was like, who are my most, like, God-tier female vocalists friends that could be on this. And they both just crushed. It was such a pleasure for me to have them. So talented, so cool, and I’ve never had any other voices on my songs. This is the first, first time people were singing with me. It felt right.Yes! She mentioned them while talking about the song with Zane Lowe:I had never heard Primal Scream in my life. I’d been told to check them out. I wrote this song on the piano and then we realized this sounds a lot like “Loaded.” It’s one of those crazy things that, like, they just were the spiritual forebears of this song. I reached out to Bobby and he was so lovely about it. He was like “you know, these things happen. You caught a vibe that we caught years ago” and he gave us his blessings. So, let the record state: “Loaded” is one hundred percent the original blueprint for this, but we arrived at it organically and I’m glad we did.I made everything with friends here in New Zealand. My best mate Ophelia took the cover photo, lying on the sand as I leapt over her, both of us laughing. The director who made my first ever music video, Joel, helped me create the videos, building an entire cinematic universe that I can’t wait for you to see. I made something that encapsulates where I’m from — my family, my girlfriends, my outdoors, my constant ruminations, and my unending search for the divine.– Lorde, via email list

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