Lorde feels ‘Solar Power’ mixed response was ‘painful to sit with’, fans call it ‘awful album’
Lorde, who released her third studio album ‘Solar Power’ in August 2021 after a gap of four years, opened up about the response she got for it via a newsletter. The New Zealand-based singer is currently on an album tour but decided to address the mixed response during her recent stop in Croatia. The award-winning crooner also used this opportunity to release the music video of her song ‘Path’.
According to Variety, Lorde dubbed the new music video as “the first chapter in the mystical ‘Solar Power’ story, a prequel to the title video” despite it being the sixth video to get released from the album. Lorde, in the video, can be seen strolling on the beach in a yellow outfit as she is eventually joined by the beach’s other inhabitants in dance. Speaking of her addressing the response, social media users flocked to Twitter to share their valuable opinion. The singer’s new album was a follow-up to her 2017 hit record ‘Melodrama’ that hooked the music lovers with songs like ‘Green Light’, ‘Perfect Places’, and ‘Homemade Dynamite’.
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‘It has been the year with the highest highs and lowest lows’
Speaking about her album in the newsletter, as reported by Variety, Lorde asserted, “It’s been a year since I announced the release of ‘Solar Power.’ I can honestly say it has been the year with the highest highs and lowest lows I think I’ve ever experienced.” The ‘Pure Heroine’ hitmaker continued, “It took people awhile to get the album- I still get emails every day from people who are just coming around to it now and that response was really confounding and at times painful to sit with at first.”
The renowned singer further explained, “I learnt a ton about myself and how I’m perceived by making and releasing this album, and I feel significantly more connected and alive in my art practice and life than pretty much ever before. Sounds dry but it’s true!!!” Lorde added, “I was sitting with a friend recently drinking chai at a country house in England, she’s an artist too, and we got on to the topic of the album somehow. She said, ‘It’s clearly one of those works that gets made between peaks, the kind that’s necessary for makers sometimes, no less precious, in fact, there can’t be peaks at all without such works.’"
The singer continued, “I think this is true of the record. Playing songs from ‘SP’ live each night in what is undoubtedly my best live show ever is also an incredible feeling - it all makes sense there, both to you and me, in a new and vivid way,” concluding, “And thanks to ‘SP,’ I’ve been able to work through some big personal stuff that was making it pretty difficult for me to do stuff like travel or play shows without getting completely overwhelmed.”
‘Awful album but hopefully she learned her mistake’
“Lorde sweetie, we love the album. don't worry”, said one user as another mentioned, “This album was low-key made for taking shrooms at the beach, it's cute.” One fan said, “That;s so sad but i actually enjoy this album. definitely not her best but a good album nonetheless.” Another claimed, “She flopped so hard.” One user posted, “Awful album but hopefully she learned her mistake and will release something iconic.”
The next one tweeted, “I actually get why a lot of people didn't like the album. The lyrics and the melodies are super spiritual and very powerful, a lor of things that touches this album are bout consciousness and a lot of people are scare of it. Personally I think is a masterpiece.” Another shared, “It was an embarrassing album.” One individual concluded, “It wasn’t good and plus there wasn’t a promotion.”
Lorde sweetie, we love the album. don't worry— evermoan (@EVERM0AN) June 21, 2022
This album was low-key made for taking shrooms at the beach, it's cute.— NoneMonet (@NoneMonet) June 21, 2022
thats so sad but i actually enjoy this album. definitely not her best but a good album nonetheless.— luke is on cornelia street (@londonboyluke13) June 21, 2022
She flopped so hard— CRPLTO™️ (@CRPLTO) June 21, 2022
awful album but hopefully she learned her mistake and will release something iconic— حكمة (٨) (@9aa4h) June 21, 2022
I actually get why a lot of people didn't like the album. The lyrics and the melodies are super spiritual and very powerful, a lor of things that touches this album are bout consciousness and a lot of people are scare of it. Personally I think is a masterpiece pic.twitter.com/8o3muZTQbq— Kafkian Boy (@hvk_kafkianboy) June 22, 2022
It was an embarassing album— Zagreus Perry ᵂᴵᴳ🍄 (@high_yoursupply) June 21, 2022
it wasn’t good and plus there wasn’t a promotion— juan (@juansinmeido) June 21, 2022