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Lorde announces new 'Solar Power' album out August 20 + tracklist!

Lorde announces new 'Solar Power' album out August 20 + tracklist!

Along with news of a 2022 world tour today, Lorde has also announced that she will be releasing her highly anticipated new album 'Solar Power' on August 20th, and revealed that the tracklist includes twelve songs produced by Jack Antonoff.

About the album, Lorde says: "The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalizing the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors. 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."
 
And to honour the natural world, Lorde is presenting the album in a first-of-its kind, discless format. An eco-conscious Music Box will be available for purchase as an alternative to a CD. This new offering will contain extra visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos, and a download card. The card will give purchasers a high-quality download of the music, two exclusive bonus tracks, and access to some other special surprises along the way.
 
When talking about the concept, Lorde explains: "I decided early on in the process of making this album that I also wanted to create an environmentally kind, forward-thinking alternative to the CD. I wanted this Music Box product to be similar in size, shape and price to a CD, to live alongside it in a retail environment, but be something which stands apart and that’s committed to the evolving nature of a modern album."
 
Via her email newsletter, Lorde adds: "No CDs this time. I didn’t wanna make something that would end up in a landfill in 2 years, but more than that, I wanted to make something that symbolised my commitment to asking questions of our systems, and making stuff with intention and sensitivity. I’m calling it a music box. It’ll be the same size and shape as a CD, and you can buy it where CDs live, but this is something totally different. If you’re torn on which hold-in-your-hands, flip-through-the-pages thing to buy to best enjoy this album, honestly, I’d go for the music box. You’ll know more about this very soon."

'Solar Power' album tracklist:
1. The Path
2. Solar Power
3. California
4. Stoned in the Nail Salon
5. Fallen Fruit
6. Secrets From a Girl (Who's Seen It All)
7. The Man with An Axe
8. Dominoes
9. Big Star
10. Leader of a New Regime
11. Mood Ring
12. Oceanic Feeling

 
Bonus tracks:
13. Helen Of Troy
14. Hold No Grudge

LORDE TOUR DATES:
February 26 - Christchurch, NZ - Electric Avenue Festival
February 27 - Upper Moutere, NZ - Neudorf Vineyards
March 1 - Wellington, NZ - Days Bay
March 2 - Havelock North, NZ - Black Barn Vineyards
March 4 - New Plymouth, NZ - Bowl of Brooklands
March 5 - Auckland, NZ - Outerfields
March 10 - Brisbane, AU - Riverstage
March 12 - Melbourne, AU - SMMB
March 15 - Sydney, AU - Aware Super Theatre
March 19 - Perth, AU - Belvoir Amphitheater
April 3 - Nashville, TN - Opry House
April 5 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre
April 7 - Montreal, QC - Salle Willfrid Pelletier
April 8 - Toronto, ON - Meridian Hall
April 12 - Boston, MA - Boch Center – Wang Theatre
April 15 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
April 16 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
April 18 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
April 20 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met
April 22 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
April 25 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory
April 27 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom
April 30 - Seattle, WA - WaMu Theatre
May 1 - Portland, OR - Theater of the Clouds
May 3 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 5 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium
May 7 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
May 25 - Leeds, UK - O2 Academy
May 26 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall
May 28 - Manchester, UK - O2 Victoria Warehouse
May 30 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
June 1 - London, UK - Roundhouse
June 2 - London, UK - Roundhouse
June 7 - Paris, FR - Casino de Paris
June 8 - Amsterdam, NL - AFAS Live
June 10 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
June 13 - Zurich, CH - Halle 622
June 14 - Munich, DE - Zenith
June 16 - Rome, IT - Cavea – Auditorium Parco della Musica
June 17 - Villafranca di Verona, IT - Castello di Villafranca
June 18 - Sibenik, HR - Saint Mihovil Fortress
June 21 - Cologne, DE - Open Air am Tanzbrunnen
June 23 - Berlin, DE - Verti Music Hall

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