It may be winter here in Aotearoa, but today, it’s a hot Lorde summer. 

After a 1457-day hiatus, Lorde has gifted us with the lead single from her upcoming album with the same name, ✨Solar Power✨. And fuck it’s good. 

In an email sent to her beloved fans, Lorde introduced her third album.

“There’s someone I want you to meet. Her feet are bare at all times. She’s sexy, playful, feral, and free. She’s a modern girl in a deadstock bikini, in touch with her past and her future, vibrating at the highest level when summer comes around. 

“Her skin is glowing, her lovers are many. I’m completely obsessed with her, and soon you will be too” she wrote. 

The music video has also been released, and I’m just going to let the screen grabs speak for themselves –

In her email, Lorde hinted when we can expect to hear some more. 

“There’s SO much more detail to come — a truly comical amount of detail, honestly. You can look to the natural calendar for clues.

“I want this album to be your summer companion, the one you pump on the drive to the beach. The one that lingers on your skin like a tan as the months get cooler again.

“Today’s the only solar eclipse of the year, did you know that? Feels right.” 🌞

And in case you hadn’t worked it out, yes, Re:’s Liam is a big fan of Lorde.