Te Ao Mārama

Lorde - Te Ao Mārama
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Based on 59 ratings
2021 Ratings: #551
Liked by 3 people
September 9, 2021 / Release Date
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PipePanic
30
I'm glad people are liking this but...This bums me the hell out.

First off, I'm not a huge fan of the compositions of 'Solar Power' to begin with. Every song on here sounds so stripped down, basic and empty that there is really nothing to grab on. Each song feels as lifeless as on the album counterpart, so there is ZERO reason for me to come to this EP for the music.

Second off, this is such a missed opportunity. I think that having Lorde reimagine these songs with Maori translations is not a ... read more
GersonAOTY
75
Lorde decided to release an EP of 5 Solar Power tracks re-recorded in Māori (the language of native people of New Zealand, Lorde's homeland) titled "Te Ao Mārama". The EP features an art piece of Mount Taranaki as its cover art, as well as backing vocals from native Māori singers. All the proceeds from the album will be going to Māori charities.

I know many didn't like Lorde's latest album, but in my case the project has been a comfort in this late summer, giving me a chance to ... read more
prets
51
boring
SnakeyWakey
85
These Māori versions of the songs sound way better than the originals (naturally). Though I am Indigenous, I am not Māori I have no idea how to feel about her making this ep using their language. I did read that all the proceeds from this EP would go to some charities which is exactly what I wanted to see. If white folks are going to use another culture might as well right them a damn check!
qxmsock
60
just as boring as the original solar power except this time its in an indigenous language
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Track List

  1. Te Ara Tika / The Path
  2. Te Ao Mārama / Solar Power
  3. Mara Kohore / Stoned at the Nail Salon
  4. Hua Pirau / Fallen Fruit
  5. Hine-i-te-Awatea / Oceanic Feeling
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Added on: September 9, 2021