Lorde lights up her discography with a new album – THE GANNON KNIGHT
After a four-year hiatus after the release of “Melodrama” in 2017, Ella Yelich-O’Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, has announced her third album “Solar Power” as well as the release of the lead single from the same. name at the end of June. Its entire release took place on August 20.
His two previous albums, “Pure Heroine” and “Melodrama”, have a distinctly dark aura, whether in sound mode, lyricism or both.
At the end of a tour for her second album, O’Connor retired to her native New Zealand, but her travels didn’t end there.
The singer became deeply involved in the global climate crisis, visiting Antarctica in her quest for knowledge and self-education.
Throughout “Solar Power,” the connections to the natural world are evident, and O’Connor leaves the subtleties to the conscious listeners of our planet.
A long-awaited release paid off in the charts for the singer-songwriter, reaching the top of Billboard’s alternative albums charts. His two previous albums also obtained this honor.
O’Connor didn’t get into the “Solar Power” solo; Jack Antonoff of the band Bleachers was instrumental in writing and producing the album. Antonoff is also well known for his work with other artists, including big names such as Taylor Swift, sharing credit for the success of the Grammy Award-winning “folklore” album in 2020.
“Solar Power” offers 12 tracks with a run time of 46 minutes.
Let’s take a look at several of these songs:
“Solar Power”, the first single from the album, introduces the light and cheerful sound that Lorde consistently achieves throughout the album “Solar Power”. The words “Can you reach me?” No you can’t, ”started a TikTok trend, allowing platform users to tell their own personal tales of the light-hearted and carefree attitude O’Connor promoted through the song.
“Stoned at the Nail Salon” is the nexus between “Melodrama” and “Solar Power”, with lyricism similar to her second album, in the sense of using distractions and indulgences to ignore the uncertainty of life.
“Because all the music you loved at sixteen, you’ll come out of it,” she sings, reaching out to the listener about the struggles of aging, similar to her lyricism in “Ribs” (2013), in repeating “it makes you crazy to grow old.
“Fallen Fruit,” the fifth song on the album, blackmailed Lorde about all the nefarious factors that affect our environments, with her begging her not to make her choose what we can and cannot save on our planet given our circumstances.
“Secrets of a Girl (Who Has Seen It All)” follows a similar theme to “Stoned at the Nail Salon,” as O’Connor talks about her fears of growing up.
The singer sends a message to the listener to trust themselves and have hope for the future, saying, “Everyone wants the best for you / But you have to want it for yourself. “
Lorde ends “Solar Power” with “Oceanic Feeling”, evoking intimate memories of life, family and the future.
The closer album has an easy feeling, despite the deep lyrics, following the idea that you can look back and use your past to fuel your future goal.