After a lot of anticipation, Lorde’s third studio album Solar Power finally hit the shelves yesterday, and she found the perfect way to celebrate its release. Days before the album’s release, she surprised her fans with a new single “Moon Ring”.
In a pre-premiere live stream, Lorde said she did a deep-dive into ‘60s flower child culture on Solar Power, and “Moon Ring” allowed her to offer a satirical look at wellness culture, and our obsession with vegan diets, burning sage, keeping crystals, reading tarot cards or horoscope.
“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 … So this is kind of my extremely satirical look at all of those vibes,” explained Lorde.
Solar Power hit the shelves on August 20th, and it serves as the follow-up to her 2017 album Melodrama. She produced most of the songs alongside Jack Antonoff, who also produced her previous LP. Before sharing “Moon Ring” with her fans, Lorde surprised them with two more singles—”Solar Power” and “Stoned at the Nail Salon”.