Lorde Predicted Solar Power to be ‘Great Acid Record’ | Entertainment
Lorde had predicted ‘Solar Power’ to be a “big acid disk”.
The 24-year-old singer is due to release her much-anticipated third studio album later this month, but the record has turned into “a weed album” instead.
Lorde – who released the single ‘Stoned at the Nail Salon’ last month – said, “The references run so deep, conjuring up that sort of little cult leader, ‘take the drugs I’m about to put on. your language ‘kind of world … I say’ happiness begins’, like, I’m a maniac.
“Well, I thought I was going to make this big acidic record but I don’t think it’s an acidic album. I had a bad acidic experience on this album and I was like me, it’s an album of weed. This is one of my great weed albums. “
Lorde was keen to showcase some musical references from her early years on her new album, and these influences included Len’s 1999 song “Steal My Sunshine” and Robbie Williams’ hit “Rock DJ” in 2000.
Speaking on The New York Times’ “Diary Of A Song,” she added, “I knew I kind of wanted to incorporate the music of my youth, that kind of sun-drenched stuff from the early 2000s.
“I was like ‘It must sound like skateboarding’ and Jack [Antonoff] was like, ‘What am I supposed to do with this?’ “
Lorde recently teased the LP – her follow-up “Melodrama” from 2017 – is a “buzzing mix” of S Club, TLC, and Fleetwood Mac, and she’s “so proud” of the collection.
She said: “I really think it’s such a good record.
“I’m so proud of this so I can’t wait to go. The sound is sort of 60s / 70s folk with early 2000s bubblegum pop.
“It’s a little S Club, a little TLC, mixed in with like, your classics – Fleetwood Mac. It’s a pretty buzzing mix.”