Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Sam, Jun 16, 2019.
I'm living for this.
I’m obsessed already. The last minute is sublime.
The video, I’m floored. She looks so self assured and confident, and so fucking good.
The way it’s a direct sequel to her last music video. The way she finally found that Perfect Place.
I’m so fucking happy to have her back.
From her newsletter:
10 JUNE 21
There’s someone I want you to meet.
Her feet are bare at all times. She’s sexy, playful, feral, and free. She’s a modern girl in a deadstock bikini, in touch with her past and her future, vibrating at the highest level when summer comes around. Her skin is glowing, her lovers are many. I’m completely obsessed with her, and soon you will be too.
It’s my divine pleasure to be introducing you, at long last, to my third studio album, SOLAR POWER.
The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalising the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors. 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.
The first song, also called SOLAR POWER and written and produced by myself and Jack, is the first of the rays. It’s about that infectious, flirtatious summer energy that takes hold of us all, come June (or December, if you’re a Southern Hemisphere baby like me but I know that’s literally IMPOSSIBLE for you all to wrap your little heads around so don’t worry about it!!).
I made everything with friends here in New Zealand. My best mate Ophelia took the cover photo, lying on the sand as I leapt over her, both of us laughing. The director who made my first ever music video, Joel, helped me create the videos, building an entire cinematic universe that I can’t wait for you to see. I made something that encapsulates where I’m from — my family, my girlfriends, my outdoors, my constant ruminations, and my unending search for the divine.
There’s SO much more detail to come — a truly comical amount of detail, honestly. You can look to the natural calendar for clues. I’m trying to listen to what’s out there more, and the vibe I got was that you’re ready for this, that you need it. 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.
Today’s the only solar eclipse of the year, did you know that? Feels right.
LOVE YOU LOVE YOU LET’S GO
SOLAR POWER TODAY — TOMORROW — FOREVER
The video is... Charming? I don't know which adjective to use.
I like it very much, even though I can't see myself going back to it a lot.
I KNEW IT WAS THE ALBUM TITLE AND COVER
I’m so fucking EXCITED
Living for this.
THAT SMILE!!!!!!! I’M CRYING!!!!!!
I can't fucking wait.
And not another one of my faves making me look for clues. I'm tired
Does this mean it’s the album cover?! Iconic if so. Also videos already filmed. Fingers crossed for a seamless rollout.
I guess that's the album cover then! Gonna be amazing.
I'm pleasantly intrigued. Apart from the obvious breezy 70s beach-y influences, the uptempo section is giving Freedom '90, it's giving Happy Mondays, it's giving Robbie Williams - Kids.
She's kinda serving Anne Hathaway in the video ddd.
I mean if she's got the videos ready and wants it to be a summer companion... surely the full album is being released soon? Should I go back to the clown dressing room?
What is the natural calendar???
Everything about this is so good I could cry.
It’s truly been a joy to watch everything unfold throughout all of these years. Her bringing us along her various journeys of uncertainties, questioning, and self-doubt throughout her earlier albums has made this explosion of cathartic warmth all the sweeter to see, from the song to the video and the set pic from the newsletter. It’s even better within a larger context where, while the pandemic is far from fully over, there’s a sense of life returning to a lot of people, there’s an ability to connect and exist out of our own homes… it’s all making me feel a bit emotional.
Not this giving me some Gaga-esque "girl crying in the field with a kid in one hand, a glass of beer in the other, wearing her grandma's jewelry" conceptual energy...
Summer solstice in June, equinox in September?
I don't *love* this, but it's a nice chill summery tune, maybe it'll grow on me. I love the cover (obviously), and love that she's committing to this universe, I do like a theme. The video is cute. I'm excited to see what comes next.
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