Like a literal ray of sunshine breaking through the clouds of 2021 and over our faces deprived of dreamy pop, Lorde has returned to us in all her hypnotic glory. Four years after the release of Melodrama, the “Green Light” singer released “Solar Power”, the first single from her upcoming third album of the same name, channeling the electronic pulse of “Tennis Court” with upbeat new lyrics and musical energy to match. “My colorful cheeks, overripe peaches / No shirt, no shoes, only my features,” she sings.
Giving us Mom Mia! on the vibes of the beach, the clip is a celebration of the summer solstice and shows Lorde jumping on the beach in a bright yellow two-piece as the cool older sister of The Little Mermaid as other members of her island crew casual sway in the breeze. At one point, Lorde’s other beachgoers raise her to a wooden platform swaying in the waves and let her drift as she moves to the beat of the ocean. Filled with joy and enough soothing energy to convince us to book a tropical getaway, “Solar Power” is Lorde’s return to the soothing sweetness we deserved. Watch the full video above.