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Lorde announces new album, tour dates

By | Published on Tuesday 22 June 2021


Lorde has announced that she will release her third album, ‘Solar Power’, on 20 Aug. Her first album for four years, the announcement follows the release of the record’s title track earlier this month.

“The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalising the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors”, she says. “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”.

“The first [single] – also called ‘Solar Power’ and written and produced by myself and Jack [Antonoff] – is the first of the rays”, she adds of the aforementioned title track. “It’s about that infectious, flirtatious summer energy that takes hold of us all come June”.

As well as announcing the album, Lorde has also revealed worldwide tour dates, including a handful of shows in the UK next year, which are as follows:

26 May: Edinburgh, Usher Hall
28 May: Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
30 May: Birmingham, Academy
1 Jun: London, Roundhouse
2 Jun: London, Roundhouse

Tickets for the UK shows go on sale on Friday. Watch the video for ‘Solar Power’ here: