• Here Are the Shiniest Reactions to Lorde's ‘Solar Power' Single & Music Video

    12 days ago - By Billboard

    Lorde 's fans are soaking up every last drop of her comeback single “Solar Power” and its summery music video.
    For Billboard 's song review , Jason Lipshutz writes that “Solar Power” shows Lorde's “newfound euphoria, first in an intimate acoustic format, then in a swaying sing-along when the drums kick in with a minute to spare.” Lorde told Apple Music's Zane Lowe following the song's Thursday release about its inspiration - Primal Scream's 1990 song “Loaded,” and not George Michael's “Freedom! '90” as fans had speculated. But once they heard Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo sing background...
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  • Song of the Week: Lorde Paints a Sunny Portrait With “Solar Power,” Her First Song in 4 Years

    12 days ago - By Consequence of Sound

    Song of the Week breaks down and talks about the song we just can't get out of our head each week. Find these songs and
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  • Migos, Polo G, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion & More: What's Your Favorite New Music Release? Vote!

    12 days ago - By Billboard

    The brightest stars came back with a boatload of new music this week.
    Lorde beamed back down with her comeback single “Solar Power” and brought her gal pals Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers, who provide background vocals on the track, along with her for the beachy, acoustic sing-along anthem.
    Three years after 2018's Culture II , Migos gave fans the long-awaited Culture III and reminded them of how effortlessly the trap trifecta of Offset, Quavo and Takeoff bounce off of each other. “I think we did a great job with the way we bouncing the three flows. We not just doing one verse and one verse...
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  • Lorde Discusses “Solar Power” Recording and Inspiration, Working With Phoebe Bridgers, and More in New Interview

    12 days ago - By Pitchfork

    Speaking with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Lorde also acknowledged her single's similarity to Primal Scream's “Loaded”
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  • Lorde Discusses “Solar Power”‘s Similarity To Primal Scream, And Writing It At Cazzie David's House

    Lorde Discusses “Solar Power”‘s Similarity To Primal Scream, And Writing It At Cazzie David's House

    12 days ago - By Stereogum

    Lorde is back. The New Zealand pop queen just released her new single “ Solar Power ,” the title track to her upcoming album and her first new music since 2017's Melodrama. And in a new interview with Zane Lowe's New Music Daily radio show on Apple Music 1, she discusses the origins of the song, revealing that she wrote it while staying with her Instagram friend and onetime interviewee Cazzie David :
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  • I Won't Quit Until Lorde's Yellow "Solar Power" Music Video Outfit Is in My Closet

    I Won't Quit Until Lorde's Yellow "Solar Power" Music Video Outfit Is in My Closet

    12 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Mark the date and time, 'cause Lorde just invented the color yellow. After a four-year hiatus from the music scene, the Kiwi pop star released her "Solar Power" music video and simultaneously provided all the summer outfit inspiration we could possibly need. In the breezy video, Lorde stands out among throngs of neutral-clothed beachgoers in a bright yellow underwire crop top and matching skirt that flows in the wind as she frolics waterside. She pairs the coordinating set with tortoise-shell sunglasses, gold earrings, and a chain necklace, opting out of shoes for optimal toes-in-the-sand...
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  • Lorde Reveals Who Actually Inspired ‘Solar Power'. and It's Not George Michael

    12 days ago - By Billboard

    If you think Lorde 's new single, “Solar Power,” has a bit of a familiar ring to it you're not wrong. The New Zealand-bred singer-songwriter spoke to Apple Music's Zane Lowe about the title track from her upcoming album and revealed that it was partially inspired by Primal Scream's 1990 song “Loaded.”
    “I had never heard Primal Scream in my life. I'd been told to check them out,” she told Lowe, explaining that when she wrote “Solar Power,” she realized it sounded similar to the long-running English band's tune. “It's just one of those crazy things that, like, they just were the spiritual...
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