Lorde Drops Music Video for “The Path” and Reflects on “Solar Power” Reactions

Lorde performs at All Points East Music Festival in London, UK in 2018.
Lorde performs at All Points East Music Festival in London, UK in 2018. Photo by Michael Jamison/Shutterstock (9694354p)

It’s been almost a year since Lorde dropped her latest studio album Solar Power, and she’s not done promoting it just yet. She shared the music video for the opening track “The Path” and reflected on the mixed response to the album after it hit the shelves.

Lorde describes “The Path” as the first chapter in the mystical Solar Power story and a prequel to the title video. The dreamy visual shows her arriving on the island featured in all the other music videos from this album, discovering what it has in store, and joining the locals for a carefree group dance.

The release of “The Path” marks the one-year anniversary of Solar Power being announced. She reflected on the reaction from fans and critics in her latest email newsletter and said she experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows after sharing this album with the world.

“I learnt a ton about myself and how I’m perceived by making and releasing this album, and I feel significantly more connected and alive in my art practice and life than pretty much ever before. Sounds dry but true!!!” wrote Lorde.

Solar Power was released on August 20, 2021, and the 25-year-old singer embarked on a world tour across Australia, Europe, South America, and North America to promote it.