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LORDE releases new single ‘Mood Ring,’ lifted from new album Solar Power out this Friday – WATCH THE VIDEO NOW

LORDE RELEASES “MOOD RING”

AHEAD OF HER HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD STUDIO ALBUM SOLAR POWER ALBUM OUT THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 20TH

UK DATES SOLD OUT INCLUDING 3 NIGHTS AT LONDON ROUNDHOUSE!  

EXTRA LONDON DATE ANNOUNCED AT ALEXANDRA PALACE – 28 JUNE 2022

LONDON, UK  (July 21, 2021) – GRAMMY® and BRIT Award-winning multi platinum artist LORDE has dropped “MOOD RING”, the latest song off her forthcoming third studio album, Solar Power, which will be released via Universal Music New Zealand / EMI Records this Friday, August 20th. The song comes alongside an epic music video featuring LORDE as you’ve never seen her before. 

Pre-Order / Pre-Save / Pre-Add Solar Power HERE

Listen to “Mood Ring” HERE 

Watch the video for “Mood Ring” HERE

Of “Mood Ring” Lorde says, “This is a song I am very excited about, it’s so much fun to me. Obviously when making this album I did a deep-dive into 60s, Flower Child culture. I wanted to understand the commune life, dropping out from society and trying to start again. That really resonated to me when writing this album. One thing that occurred to me as a major parallel between that time and our time is our wellness culture and our culture of spirituality, pseudo-spirituality, wellness, pseudo-wellness. Things like eating a macro-biotic vegan diet or burning sage, keeping crystals, reading tarot cards or your horoscope. These were all things that they were dabbling in back then, and that me and my girlfriends are dabbling in today. I was like “I think there’s a pop song in here”. So this is kind of my extremely satirical look at all of those vibes.”

The song is the latest glimpse into what the full Solar Power universe will feel like. A celebration of the natural world, the album includes 12 tracks and is produced by Jack Antonoff who she collaborated with on her chart-topping last album, Melodrama.

Most notably, to honour the natural world the artist is presenting the album in a first-of-its kind, disc-less format. An eco-conscious Music Box will be available for purchase in lieu of a CD. This innovative offering will contain some of those special extras that fans might normally receive in a CD packet, such as visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos, and a download card. The card will give purchasers a high-quality download of the music, two exclusive bonus tracks, and access to some special surprises along the way.

When talking about the concept Lorde says, “I decided early on in the process of making this album that I also wanted to create an environmentally kind, forward-thinking alternative to the CD. I wanted this Music Box product to be similar in size, shape and price to a CD, to live alongside it in a retail environment, but be something which stands apart and that’s committed to the evolving nature of a modern album.”

Solar Power Tracklist:

1. The Path

2. Solar Power

3. California

4. Stoned at the Nail Salon

5. Fallen Fruit

6. Secrets From a Girl (Who’s Seen It All)

7. The Man with the Axe

8. Dominoes

9. Big Star

10. Leader of a New Regime

11. Mood Ring

12. Oceanic Feeling

Earlier this summer, Lorde announced her 2022 World tour dates. The sold-out 40+ show tour includes a UK run of dates across Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Birmingham. 

After quickly selling out all of her UK shows including three sold out nights at London’s Roundhouse, Lorde has added a huge extra date at London Alexandra Palace on Tuesday 28th June 2022. Tickets are on sale now from www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk / www.lorde.co.nz 

The artist will take to the stage on album release day to headline the “GMA” Summer Concert Series with their first in-person Central Park show in nearly two years. Then starting August 23rd, LORDE will join “The Late Late Show with James Corden” for a week-long residency during the show’s first week back from summer hiatus. 

LORDE TOUR DATES:

DateCityVenue
February 26Christchurch, NZElectric Avenue Festival
February 27Upper Moutere, NZNeudorf Vineyards – SOLD OUT
March 1Wellington, NZDays Bay – SOLD OUT
March 2Havelock North, NZBlack Barn Vineyards – SOLD OUT
March 4New Plymouth, NZBowl of Brooklands
March 5Auckland, NZOuterfields
March 10Brisbane, AURiverstage
March 12Melbourne, AUSMMB
March 13Melbourne, AUSMMB
March 15Sydney, AUAware Super Theatre
March 16Sydney, AUAware Super Theatre
March 19Perth, AUBelvoir Amphitheater
April 3Nashville, TNOpry House – SOLD OUT
April 5Detroit, MIMasonic Temple Theatre – SOLD OUT
April 7Montreal, QCSalle Willfrid Pelletier – SOLD OUT
April 8Toronto, ONMeridian Hall – SOLD OUT
April 9Toronto, ONMeridian Hall – SOLD OUT
April 12Boston, MABoch Center – Wang Theatre – SOLD OUT
April 13Boston, MABoch Center – Wang Theatre – SOLD OUT
April 15Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena – SOLD OUT
April 16Washington, DCThe Anthem – SOLD OUT
April 18New York, NYRadio City Music Hall – SOLD OUT
April 19New Tork, NYRadio City Music Hall – SOLD OUT
April 20Philadelphia, PAThe Met – SOLD OUT
April 22Chicago, ILThe Chicago Theatre – SOLD OUT
April 23Chicago, ILThe Chicago Theatre – SOLD OUT
April 25Minneapolis, MNThe Armory – SOLD OUT
April 27Denver, COMission Ballroom – SOLD OUT
April 30Seattle, WAWaMu Theatre – SOLD OUT
May 1Portland, ORTheater of the Clouds – SOLD OUT
May 3San Francisco, CABill Graham Civic Auditorium – SOLD OUT
May 5Los Angeles, CAShrine Auditorium – SOLD OUT
May 6Los Angeles, CAShrine Auditorium – SOLD OUT
May 7Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Bowl – SOLD OUT
May 25Leeds, UKO2 Academy – SOLD OUT
May 26Edinburgh, UKUsher Hall – SOLD OUT
May 28Manchester, UKO2 Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT
May 30Birmingham, UKO2 Academy – SOLD OUT
June 1London, UKRoundhouse – SOLD OUT
June 2London, UKRoundhouse – SOLD OUT
June 3London, UKRoundhouse – SOLD OUT
June 7Paris, FRCasino de Paris – SOLD OUT
June 8Amsterdam, NLAFAS Live – SOLD OUT
June 10Barcelona, ESPrimavera Sound
June 13Zurich, CHHalle 622
June 14Munich, DEZenith
June 16Rome, ITCavea – Auditorium Parco della Musica
June 17Villafranca di Verona, ITCastello di Villafranca
June 18Sibenik, HRSaint Mihovil Fortress – SOLD OUT
June 19Sibenik, HRSaint Mihovil Fortress – SOLD OUT
June 21Cologne, DEOpen Air am Tanzbrunnen
June 23Berlin, DEVerti Music Hall – SOLD OUT
June 28London, UKAlexandra Palace (new date)

ABOUT LORDE

In 2013, a 16-year-old LORDE quietly, yet confidently asserted herself as the voice of a generation with her full-length debut, Pure Heroine. The album would go triple-platinum, win two GRAMMY® Awards, and spawn the seven-times platinum record-breaking international juggernaut single, “Royals,” and quadruple-platinum follow up “Team.” The former reached #1 on the UK Official Charts and cemented LORDE as “the youngest solo artist and the only New Zealander to achieve #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1987.” Time exalted her amongst the “Most Influential Teenagers in the World,” she landed on Forbes’s “30 Under 30” List, graced the cover of Rolling Stone and performed alongside Nirvana during the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. She also curated the official soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and recorded “Yellow Flicker Beat” as the lead single. 

In 2017 LORDE released her second full-length studio album, Melodrama which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, making her the first ever NZ artist to land a #1 debut album in the United States. The album reached #1 in over 45 countries and earned LORDE a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2018 GRAMMY® Awards. She won the BRIT Award for International Female Solo Artist in both 2014 and 2018.

LORDE made her highly anticipated return with critically acclaimed new single, “Solar Power,” from her third full-length studio album, Solar Power, due out August 20th. LORDE currently has over 12 million albums sold worldwide and over 10 billion streams worldwide.  

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Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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