After quite a lengthy absence since her last release, New Zealand’s Lorde has made a forceful and powerful return with the track ‘Solar Power’. A languid and liquid track, ‘Solar Power’ is a slow burning fuse that builds up to an anthemic finish with the kind of rhythmic drive of ‘Screamadelica’-era Primal Scream.
The accompanying video is effervescent and joyous, filled with tropical sunshine heat and dance moves that reflect the the opening lines I hate the winter, can’t stand the cold….
This is a song seemingly infused with optimism and resilience after Lorde’s period away from the spotlight, and seems to herald a rebirth or important reset for the artist. You can stream/download ‘Solar Power’ here.