Lorde reflects on life in 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' from 'Solar Power', fans feel 'depressed'

'The way lorde’s music speaks directly to my deepest feelings it’s very scary actually,' a fan reacted on Twitter to the new song

                            Lorde reflects on life in 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' from 'Solar Power', fans feel 'depressed'
Lorde's new single 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' is all about reflecting on life (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

Lorde just released the second single from her upcoming album 'Solar Power', around a month after dropping the music video for the titular single 'Solar Power'. The second song, 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' has been released with a visualizer music video — with the song title embossed on a photogenic background. With an undertone of subtlety and melancholy, the song proceeds as the singer wonders about her life decisions. The song was an instant hit among her fans who were moved by the beautiful lyrics and soulful composition. 

The 24-year-old singer sported an unfamiliar avatar in her peppy summer single 'Solar Power', which prompted many fans to assume that the album will center around vibrant summer vibes. However, 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' turns out to be a deep and meaningful song that might take the listener on an inner journey. Reactions to the song have already started pouring in on social media, as listeners agreed that the song "made them cry". 


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'I have become a summer sad girl now'

The song was co-produced by Lorde and Jack Antonoff, who also collaborated with her in producing the titular track. Apart from Lorde, 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' comprises background vocals from Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo, Marlon Williams, and James Milne.

While speaking about the song with Zane Lowe, Lorde shared, "This song is sort of a rumination on getting older, settling into domesticity, and questioning if you’ve made the right decisions. I think lots of people start asking those questions of themselves around my age, and it was super comforting to me writing them down, hoping they’d resonate with others too. I used this song as a dumping ground for so many thoughts….”

Fans are especially mentioning a particular part of the song which goes — "Cause all the music you loved at sixteen, you’ll grow out of.."

One fan tweeted, "NO LORDE I'LL NEVER GROW OUT OF YOUR MUSIC WTF," while another wrote, "Lorde saying you grow out of all the music you listen to at 16 like she’s not someone I’ve been listening to since I was a teenager."

"Lorde singing "all of the music you loved at 16 youll grow out of" when i literally listened to pure heroine so much when i was 16....maam i still like that album," a third fan tweeted.




The existential essence of the song struck a chord with many listeners, one of whom reacted on YouTube, "This song kinda feels like the second part to ribs. In ribs she sings about her fear of the future and growing up/old and in this song is a reflection of that. She’s grown up now, but she’s still scared, even though she’s happy with her life she’s still scared. Scared of living with the choices she’s made, scared she’ll wake up one day and regret it, Scared that it’ll be too late for her to do anything about it. Even though she’s scared she’s starting to accept the fear. No longer putting up the facade of “Nothing could possibly be wrong, because it’s summer and it’s perfect”. She’s finally starting to cool down."

 Actor Ryan Simpkins tweeted, "Listen: I would die for Lorde." Another fan tweeted, "The way lorde’s music speaks directly to my deepest feelings it’s very scary actually."





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Composed and sung by Lorde herself, 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' precedes the release of the 'Solar Power' album on August 20, 2021. Tickets for Lorde's 'Solar Power' tour is also available online and can be accessed here. 

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