L3 has arrived.
Lorde has officially risen, as the 24-year old artist has surprise-dropped the single and accompanying music video for her new musical era, Solar Power.
Bringing an end to her literal and metaphorical four-year drought, Solar Power is a soft and empowering summer tune that sees the artist in an entirely new light. Though Lorde could have easily gone back to the route of her previous dark eras Pure Heroine (2013) and Melodrama (2017), the highly-anticipated single takes fans into a lighter mood in anticipation of life’s brighter days
“Forget all of the tears that you've cried / It's over / It's a new state of mind / Are you coming, my baby?” the artist croons, as the music video showcases a sunny seaside community a la Midsommar, with Lorde frolicking the island in a bright yellow ensemble.
Meanwhile, the artist describes the song as all “about that infectious, flirtatious summer energy that takes hold of us all.”
“The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalizing the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors,” she explained. “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.”
Amid the darkness, Lorde really said “let there be light.”