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Lorde's 'Hold No Grudge' and 'Helen Of Troy' are officially available to stream.

Lorde's 'Hold No Grudge' and 'Helen Of Troy' are officially available to stream.

'Solar Power' bonus tracks, 'Hold No Grudge' and 'Helen Of Troy', are now available to stream online, after Lorde revealed their imminent release earlier this week.

In a newsletter to fans, Lorde said:

"In other exciting birthday week (the worst notion, should be banned) news, please welcome two black sheep to the fold — Solar Power’s bonus tracks, HELEN OF TROY and HOLD NO GRUDGE, which will be available on streaming services Friday!!!

These songs were fun explorations on the album journey. They didn’t quite fit into the tracklist for whatever reason but they’re both big tunes. HOT is just me talking trash to make Jack laugh, basically. We wrote it super quickly in the tiniest room at Westlake where we did a bunch of Melo and it was fun the whole time. It’s super off the cuff lyrically, almost ad-libbed, and you can hear me starting to figure out some album themes — “So I took a happy face, and it’s coming on like a charm / I don’t wanna get lost, I wanna worship the sun / and if you want, you can come”.

HNG is a sort of composite portrait of when relationships turn sour, being trapped in the ice but remembering the warmth. Every couple lines, the person I’m singing about changes; one minute it’s a childhood friend, next a crush or a colleague. When this happens to me, I find myself hyper-aware of the space where the closeness used to be, my tongue finding it over and over like the socket of a lost tooth. I came to the conclusion that when it comes to holding grudges, I am just not that bitch. “Acting my age, not my horoscope / guess that’s growing up.” She’ll drink to that."

Listen to both songs below...

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