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Lorde - Solar Power

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Sam, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. aux


    There’s a new email tagged alongside the video. She reflects on Solar Power, one year after being announced. I highlighted the important bits of that section.
  2. SMG


    The Path is so, so good.
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  3. Why does this feel so shady a;jsljgsjgs
  4. The Path is my favourite track on the album after Mood Ring, and it getting such a tepid video feels a bit of a letdown.

    But alas, I guess this is her ending the era. See you in 2026?
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  5. If she doesn't leave that beach ALREADY.
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  6. The Path really clicked with me at her show. I love it.
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  7. Why am I picturing the artist friend she drank chai at a country house in England with to be Charli nn
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  8. This not-quite-apologizing-but-I-can-if-you-want-me-to she's started doing is a little uncomfortable.
  9. Sam


    Apologising for what?
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  10. Saw her live and open air yesterday.

    She was stunning and it was an absolute blast. I still think Solar Power is her worst song and her five minute monologue about the importance of going out to wander was basically her newsletter live and embarrassing.

    But the rest? Every second was stunning and not even a noisy helicopter flying a few rounds above and then landing next to the concert could have changed that.

    The Melodrama stuff still pops more than anything and I feel Solar Power being a mixed bag was necessary after that brilliance. I am sure her next one will be a complete home run. Most of her songs deserve stadiums to be honest. The love the crowd showed for every second of the concert was intense. She kept saying how dance-y she feels and how happy she is to see our faces on solstice, being outside and all.

    Green Light remains one of the best songs ever made. Also the staging is fantastic and proves that even on a small scale you can do outstanding things.

    All in all it was a fantastic experience and whoever doubts spending money here because of that lukewarm album? Just go. She’ll win you over.

    Last thing though 100 Euro for a sweater and 50 for a shirt is not it really. I know we all need to eat but Lorde this is too much.
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    is one of the artists featured in the


    Do you enjoy

    • good music?
    • pitting PJ faves against each other?
    • mess?

    If yes, then make sure to participate!

    @Solar Power stans please help it not flop too badly ff
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  12. That seems like you projecting. It's perfectly natural for an artist to evaluate their own work and say maybe it's not a discography peak but it's still something that had to get made. Our relationships to things we create shift and change. There's no element of "apology" in there and if that's what you took from that, you really don't know Lorde at all.
  13. And also she shouldn’t apologize. It’s her right to do things the way she wants them to be done. I’d be disappointed if she dismisses the whole album. But after seeing her live I doubt she is regretting the tiniest thing about this record and therefore would not even see a reason to apologize.

    We all discussed the absolute annoyance of Miley Cyrus always dismissing whatever she did before for example. I hold Lorde to higher standards when it comes to past works. You can be proud about something and still think that next time you’ll do things differently. And that’s what she meant I’d say.
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  14. Obsessed with the self-righteous tone in this post, like you’re delivering the closing argument in the Solar Power v. Lorde trial.

    Of course it’s natural for an artist to reevaluate their work, but between her comments at her show a couple weeks ago and then the quotes from her email, there seems to be less of a reevaluation and more of an acknowledgment that the record isn’t what people expected or what some people wanted. Why I said it’s ‘a little uncomfortable’ (which wasn’t even a dig or a drag) is because I think Lorde actually is someone who strives for real artistry compared to a lot of her peers who are more interested in the commercial prospects of their work, and I don’t think she needs to explain herself. I want her to continue to take risks, write different songs, and expand pop instead of conforming to it.
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  16. I like that she said ‘it’s an album made between peaks’. I’m sure the problem with this album will make for a better next album.
  17. The Path really is a gem.

    And I get what she's saying in that email, obviously it's got to be disappointing/disheartening a bit to work hard on a project and have it met with that kind of response. As much as we'd like to say artists shouldn't care...they're human, and that's got to sting. But like she said, not every album is going to be a peak, and sometimes artists need to try new things to lead them towards more highs.
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