Lorde announces new album Solar Power and world tour dates
Lorde is back, and she's ready to rule your playlists.
A little more than a week after dropping her new summer bop, "Solar Power," which was streamed 30 million times in five days, the singer has announced the release date and track list of her upcoming third album, which arrives Aug. 20.
Produced by Jack Antonoff, the LP, also titled Solar Power, boasts 12 new songs inspired by the "natural world," Lorde said in a statement.
In a letter emailed to fans earlier this month, Lorde revealed details about the album and its visuals. "There's someone I want you to meet," she wrote. "Her feet are bare at all times. She's sexy, playful, feral, and free. She's a modern girl in a deadstock bikini, in touch with her past and her future, vibrating at the highest level when summer comes around. Her skin is glowing, her lovers are many. I'm completely obsessed with her, and soon you will be too… It's my divine pleasure to be introducing you, at long last, to my third studio album, SOLAR POWER."
Lorde added that the record is infused with "that infectious, flirtatious summer energy that takes hold of us all" and that it immortalizes "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 learnt to breathe out, and tune in."
To promote the album, the 24-year-old songwriter recently unveiled a cheeky photo of her leaping over a camera on her website. Her pal Ophelia snapped the shot in New Zealand. She also confirmed that she'd reunited with "Royals" director Joel Kefali for the "Solar Power" video, which features her in a yellow skirt and top, dancing in the sand as she sings an ode to the warmer months. The works form "an entire cinematic universe."
"I made something that encapsulates where I'm from — my family, my girlfriends, my outdoors, my constant ruminations," she said.
Lorde also announced the dates for her 2022 world tour, which kicks off Feb. 26 in New Zealand and lands in North America on April 3 in Nashville. Her final U.S. date will be May 7, 2022, in Santa Barbara.
See the track list for Solar Power below:
1. The Path
2. Solar Power
4. Stoned in the Nail Salon
5. Fallen Fruit
6. Secrets From a Girl (Who's Seen It All)
7. The Man with An Axe
9. Big Star
10. Leader of a New Regime
11. Mood Ring
12. Oceanic Feeling
And here are her 2022 North American tour dates:
April 3 – Nashville at Opry House
April 5 – Detroit at Masonic Temple Theatre
April 7 – Montreal at Salle Willfrid Pelletie
April 8 – Toronto at Meridian Hall
April 12 – Boston at Boch Center – Wang Theatre
April 15 – Uncasville, Conn., at Mohegan Sun Arena
April 16 – Washington, D.C. at The Anthem
April 18 – New York at Radio City Music Hall
April 20 – Philadelphia at The Met
April 22 – Chicago at The Chicago Theatre
April 25 – Minneapolis at The Armory
April 27 – Denver at Mission Ballroom
April 30 – Seattle at WaMu Theatre
May 1 – Portland, Ore., at Theater of the Clouds
May 3 – San Francisco at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 5 – Los Angeles at Shrine Auditorium
May 7 – Santa Barbara at Santa Barbara Bowl
Lorde's last album was 2017's Melodrama. She released her debut LP, Pure Heroine, in 2013.