‘The Path’ is the latest single from Solar Power to get a music video. The clip was directed by Lorde and frequent collaborator Joel Kefali. Watch it below.
“On the occasion of the solstice, I wanted to share a sixth video with you, for THE PATH,” Lorde said in a statement. “This video is the first chapter in the mystical Solar Power story, a prequel to the title video. You see my character joining her friends and family on the island where they’ve chosen to start life anew, arriving in her trademark suit and quickly being transformed by nature’s strange magic. I’m so proud of my buds for learning the dance in this one. Hope you like it.”
In the same statement, Lorde also reflected on the anniversary of announcing the album and the mixed response to its release. “I can honestly say it has been the year with the highest highs and lowest lows I think I’ve ever experienced,” she wrote. “It took people awhile to get the album — I still get emails every day from people who are just coming around to it now! — and that response was really confounding and at times painful to sit with at first. I learnt a ton about myself and how I’m perceived by making and releasing this album, and I feel significantly more connected and alive in my art practice and life than pretty much ever before. Sounds dry but it’s true!!!”
“I was sitting with a friend recently drinking chai at a country house in England, she’s an artist too, and we got on to the topic of the album somehow,” Lorde continued. “She said, ‘It’s clearly one of those works that gets made between peaks, the kind that’s necessary for makers sometimes, no less precious, in fact, there can’t be peaks at all without such works.’ I think this is true of the record. Playing songs from ‘SP’ live each night in what is undoubtedly my best live show ever is also an incredible feeling — it all makes sense there, both to you and me, in a new and vivid way. And thanks to ‘SP,’ I’ve been able to work through some big personal stuff that was making it pretty difficult for me to do stuff like travel or play shows without getting completely overwhelmed.”
Lorde previously shared videos for the Solar Power cuts ‘Secrets From a Girl (Who’s Seen It All)’, ‘Leader of a New Regime’, ‘Fallen Fruit’, ‘Mood Ring’, and the title track. Check out our review of Lorde’s set at Primavera 2022.