Lorde Reveals ‘Solar Power’ Release Date and Tracklist, Announces Tour

    Lorde has revealed the release date for her new album Solar Power: the follow-up to 2017’s Melodrama comes out August 20. Check out the album’s tracklist and previously unveiled cover artwork below.

    In addition to sharing the details of her new album, Lorde has also announced a 2022 world tour. The pop star will kick things off in her native New Zealand in February before heading to North America, Europe, and the UK. Tickets go on general sale this Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10am local time. Find the list of dates below, too.

    In a press release, Lorde said of Solar Power: “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.”

    Lorde has already shared the album’s lead single and title track. “The first song, also called ‘Solar Power’ and 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…”

    According to the press release, Solar Power will be released as a disc-less, “eco-conscious Music Box” designed to minimize the carbon footprint of the new album. The Music Box will offer additional visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos, and a download card, which will give purchasers a high-quality download of the music, two exclusive bonus songs, and “access to some special surprises along the way.”

    “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,” Lorde said. “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.”

    Solar Power Cover Artwork:

    Solar Power Tracklist:

    1. The Path
    2. Solar Power
    3. California
    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
    8. Dominoes
    9. Big Star
    10. Leader of a New Regime
    11. Mood Ring
    12. Oceanic Feeling

    Lorde 2022 Tour Dates:

    Feb 26 – Christchurch, NZ – Electric Avenue Festival
    Feb 27 – Upper Moutere, NZ – Neudorf Vineyards
    Mar 1 – Wellington, NZ – Days Bay
    Mar 2 – Havelock North, NZ – Black Barn Vineyards
    Mar 4 – New Plymouth, NZ – Bowl of Brooklands
    Mar 5 – Auckland, NZ – Outerfields
    Mar 10 – Brisbane, AU – Riverstage
    Mar 12 – Melbourne, AU – SMMB
    Mar 15 – Sydney, AU – Aware Super Theatre
    Mar 19 – Perth, AU – Belvoir Amphitheater
    Apr 3 – Nashville, TN – Opry House
    Apr 5 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
    Apr 7 – Montreal, QC – Salle Willfrid Pelletier
    Apr 8 – Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall
    Apr 12 – Boston, MA – Boch Center – Wang Theatre
    Apr 15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
    Apr 16 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
    Apr 18 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
    Apr 20 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
    Apr 22 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
    Apr 25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
    Apr 27 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
    Apr 30 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
    May 1 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds
    May 3 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    May 5 – Los Angeles, CA – 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
    Jun 1 – London, UK – Roundhouse
    Jun 2 – London, UK – Roundhouse
    Jun 7 – Paris, FR – Casino de Paris
    Jun 8 – Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live
    Jun 10 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
    Jun 13 – Zurich, CH – Halle 622
    Jun 14 Munich, DE – Zenith
    Jun 16 – Rome, IT – Cavea – Auditorium Parco della Musica
    Jun 17 – Villafranca di Verona, IT – Castello di Villafranca
    Jun 18 – Sibenik, HR – Saint Mihovil Fortress
    Jun 21 – Cologne, DE – Open Air am Tanzbrunnen
    Jun 23 – Berlin, DE – Verti Music Hall

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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