AOTY 2021

Solar Power

Lorde - Solar Power
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2021 Ratings: #308
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‘Solar Power’ is a quietly but supremely confident return.
The Independent

A sun-splashed and of-the-moment return ... The singer’s first single in four years finds a new way to express a universal feeling.


Even if "Solar Power" might be Lorde's happiest song to date, the track isn't as vibrant as the name suggests. And that's exactly why it's perfect.

I don't understand this at all honestly. regardless of my opinion on the song it's such an odd choice for a lead single. And honestly it's so boringggg. I could see this being an intro song the full album, starting off slow and lowkey before getting bigger and being a grand intro, but the softer parts are so generic and plain despite their potential, and the more energetic part doesn't go big enough? I guess they didn't want to go big but I feel like that would've been a great way to return and ... read more
*insert meme about her ass on the cover here*

Lorde’s return single isn’t her best song or anything, and I definitely don’t expect it to blow people away like her best tracks have, but it’s still a great summer song and an unexpected but nice change of pace that I can see myself playing a lot.

I haven’t explored Lorde’s discography as much as I should have, but I have heard many of her singles and have thought they were all great. I just have never gotten ... read more
Damn girl nice pants
Solar Power is totally unexpected from what I thought Lorde was going to do but that's exactly what I wanted. It doesn't have an immediate impact like Green Light and that's not the point at all, it brings a calmer vibe and a relaxing melody as if we were on a beach day with the people we love the most by our side. It's a great and calmer start to the new era and I was very happy with it even though I think the general public might not like it and stick to the old albums sounds too much, which ... read more
not royals
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Added on: June 7, 2021