WATCH: Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’ is an ode to summer

The Lorde has risen, and she’s having the summer of her life.

New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde released her latest single “Solar Power” on June 11, and the track is just the dose of optimism that people need over a year into the pandemic.

“Turn it on in a new kind of bright,” she sings after describing images of summer fun at the beach. In the video, we see Lorde experiencing said summer fun, in an apparent commune worthy of The Beach or Midsommar.

“Solar Power” is Lorde’s first single in four years, and takes a more hopeful tone following her most recent work, the angst-ridden, heartbroken album Melodrama. –