Is Lorde’s ‘Solstice’ a birthday gift for Lana Del Ray?

Fans noted that Lorde’s new single ‘Solstice’ is releasing on the birthday of Lana Del Ray, which sparked a whole new discussion on Twitter

                            Is Lorde’s ‘Solstice’ a birthday gift for Lana Del Ray?
Lorde and Lana Del Ray (Pascal Le Segretain/Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Lorde did not release an album for four years since 2017's ‘Melodrama’, but the singer recently surprised her fans when she dropped the single ‘Solar Power’ on June 10, 2021. Looks like the New Zealand crooner is all set to treat her fans with new music again. The official website of Lorde teased a new single and it soon sent the internet into a frenzy.

The 21-second video clip is called ‘Solstice’ and is rumored to hit the internet on June 21 as it also coincides with the summer solstice — the day with the longest period of daylight. A few social media users also noted that Lorde’s brand new single comes on the birthday of songstress Lana Del Ray, which sparked a whole new discussion on Twitter. For the unversed, Lana will be celebrating her 36th birthday this year.

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‘Is Lorde’s new song a birthday gift for Lana Del Ray?'

A social media user claimed on Twitter that Lorde’s new single is a birthday gift for singer Lana Del Ray. “Insiders say that Lorde's new single "Solstice" which is dropping tomorrow is a birthday gift for Lana Del Rey.” The status attracted quite a few reactions on the micro-blogging site as fans thought that might be the case.

Speaking of Lorde’s new single ‘Solstice, the video teaser sees the 24-year-old crooner sitting on the beach behind a colorful display of flowers and foliage. Her recent single ‘Solar Power’ was co-written and co-produced with Jack Antonoff. Pitchfork reported that Lorde, whose real name is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, had shared a newsletter regarding this song earlier where she stated, “The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalising the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors.” She continued, “In times of heartache, grief, deep love, or confusion, I look to the natural world for answers. I’ve learnt to breathe out, and tune in. This is what came through.” She concluded, “I want this album to be your summer companion, the one you pump on the drive to the beach. The one that lingers on your skin like a tan as the months get cooler again."





‘Queens of alt supporting each other’

A few social media users reacted to the Twitter post which observed that Lorde’s new single might be a birthday gift for Lana. Speaking on the same, one user shared, “Queens of alt supporting each other as they should.” Another shared, “Since Ella & Lana are in the same groupchat to listen to Jack's works, I hope I dont see any stan from both trying to bring each other down. Pretty sure Lana & Ella have talked about "it" over the years. Let's move on and support each other!!!!!” Whereas, one added, “Why did I just realize that lorde and lana del ray are different people.”

Lorde performs onstage at Staples Center on March 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)