Lorde has described her ‘Solar Power’ artwork as “a bit feral”. The ‘Royals’ hitmaker has opened on the duvet for her upcoming third studio album, which is taken from the bottom and shows the singer jumping over the camera together with her bottom on show. Appearing on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ – who weren’t allowed to point out the artwork on air – she explained the snap was taken by a lover.
She added: “It was just me jumping over a lover on the beach… It’s a touch hardcore, but it had been so joyful to me. “It felt innocent and playful and a touch bit feral.” The 24-year-old star surprised fans on her list earlier this month by announcing her new LP, which is inspired by the “natural world”. She wrote: “There’s someone I would like you to satisfy. “Her feet are bare in the least times. She’s sexy, playful, feral, and free. She’s a contemporary girl during a deadstock bikini, in-tuned together with her past and her future, vibrating at the very best level when summer comes around. Her skin is glowing, her lovers are many. I’m completely hooked on her, and shortly you’ll be too.
“It’s my divine pleasure to be introducing you, at long last, to my third studio album, solar energy. (sic)” And she admitted she hopes fans will use the album as their soundtrack to the summer. She added: “There’s such a lot more detail to return — a very comical amount of detail, honestly. you’ll look to the natural calendar for clues. I’m trying to concentrate on what’s out there more, and therefore the vibe I got was that you’re ready for this, that you simply need it. I would like this album to be your summer companion, the one you pump on the drive to the beach. The one that lingers on your skin sort of a tan because the months get cooler again. “Today’s the sole eclipse of the year, did you recognize that? Feels right.”