Lorde shares new song “Stoned at the Nail Salon”

Lorde shares new song “Stoned at the Nail Salon”
Solar Power is out on August 20.

By Jordan Darville

July 21, 2021

Lorde. Photo by Ophelia Mikkelson Jones.

 

New Zealand pop royalty Lorde is back with a new single called “Stoned at the Nail Salon,” another track from her upcoming album Solar Power. Unlike the jaunty, sun-stroked vibe of the album’s title track, “Stoned” finds Lorde in a more ambivalent mood, though an overriding sense of bliss pervades thanks to the golden electric guitar dancing across the stripped-down song.

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“This song is sort of a rumination on getting older, settling into domesticity, and questioning if you’ve made the right decisions,” Lorde wrote in a press statement. “I think lots of people start asking those questions of themselves around my age, and it was super comforting to me writing them down, hoping they’d resonate with others too. I used this song as a dumping ground for so many thoughts…”

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Listen to “Stoned at the Nail Salon” below in the song’s YouTube visualizer. Solar Power will be released on August 20, and next year, Lorde will embark on a world tour behind the album. Find those dates here.

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Lorde announces Solar Power release date, 2022 world tour

Lorde announces Solar Power release date, 2022 world tour
Her new album is out on August 20.

By Jordan Darville

June 21, 2021

Lorde. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

 

Lorde has announced the release date of her upcoming album Solar Power as well as dates for her 2022 world tour. The project will be released on August 20, 2021, with the shows beginning in her home country of New Zealand and spanning across Australia, North America, the United Kingdom and Europe. Tickets go on general sale on June 25; get more information, including dates for ticket presales, at Lorde’s website.

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“The album is a celebration of the natural world,” Lorde said in a statement, “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.”

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Solar Power will get a physical release as a brand new format called a “Music Box.” Billed as an “eco-conscious” alternative to CDs, the Music Box edition of Solar Power will come with “extra visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos, and a download car” with high-quality audio files and two exclusive songs.

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Find Lorde’s upcoming tour dates below:

Lorde 2022 tour dates

2/26 – Christchurch, NZ – Electric Avenue Festival
2/27 – Upper Moutere, NZ – Neudorf Vineyards
3/1 – Wellington, NZ – Days Bay
3/2 – Havelock North, NZ- Black Barn Vineyards
3/4 – New Plymouth, NZ – Bowl of Brooklands
3/5 – Auckland, NZ – Outerfields
3/10 – Brisbane, AU – Riverstage
3/12 – Melbourne, AU – SMMB
3/15 – Sydney, AU – Aware Super Theatre
3/19 – Perth, AU – Belvoir Amphitheater
4/3 – Nashville, TN – Opry House
4/5 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
4/7 – Montreal, QC – Salle Willfrid Pelletier
4/8 – Toronto, ON – Meridian Hall
4/12 – Boston, MA- Boch Center – Wang Theatre
4/15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
4/16 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
4/18 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
4/20 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
4/22 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
4/25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
4/27 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
4/30 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
5/1 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds
5/3 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
5/5 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
5/7 – Santa Barbara, CA -Santa Barbara Bowl
5/25 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
5/26 – Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall
5/28 – Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
5/30 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
6/1 – London, UK – Roundhouse
6/2 – London, UK – Roundhouse
6/7 – Paris, FR – Casino de Paris
6/8 – Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live
6/10 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
6/13 – Zurich, CH – Halle 622
6/14 – Munich, DE – Zenith
6/16 – Rome, IT – Cavea – Auditorium Parco della Musica
6/17 Villafranca di Verona, IT – Castello di Villafranca
6/18 Sibenik, HR – Saint Mihovil Fortress
6/21 Cologne, DE – Open Air am Tanzbrunnen
6/23 Berlin, DE – Verti Music Hall

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Lorde returns with “Solar Power,” her first song in four years

Lorde returns with “Solar Power,” her first song in four years
This marks the singer’s first release since her 2017 album Melodrama.

By Sajae Elder

June 10, 2021

In the since time Melodrama, Lorde has stayed out of the public eye until reviving her long-dormant onion ring review page on Instagram and, most recently, teasing the release of new music earlier this week. Today, she returns with the brand new song “Solar Power.”

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After sharing the single’s artwork earlier this week, the acoustic track officially dropped after making a brief appearance on Apple Music and YouTube early Thursday afternoon. With production by longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff, the song also features background vocals by Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo.

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Lorde’s last album Melodrama, dropped back in 2017.

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Watch the official video above.