Lorde has released the deluxe version of her latest album Solar Power, which includes two bonus tracks previously unavailable on streaming services. Listen to ‘Hold No Grudge’ and ‘Helen of Troy’ below.
“These songs were fun explorations on the album journey,” Lorde said of the tracks in a statement. “They didn’t quite fit into the tracklist for whatever reason but they’re both big tunes.”
Of ‘Helen of Troy’, she commented: “We wrote it super quickly in the tiniest room at Westlake where we did a bunch of Melo and it was fun the whole time. It’s super off the cuff lyrically, almost ad-libbed, and you can hear me starting to figure out some album themes…”
Talking about ‘Hold No Grudge’, she said, “HNG is a sort of composite portrait of when relationships turn sour, being trapped in the ice but remembering the warmth.”
Lorde released Solar Power, her third album, back in August. She followed it up with an EP featuring Māori versions of songs from the record. Earlier this week, she shared a visual for the album track ‘Fallen Fruit’.