Lorde's Solar Power leak is the talk of Twitter: All about her 2021 album

Iram Sharifah Khan June 10, 2021
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Fans are going wild after reports say Lorde’s upcoming album entitled ‘Solar Power’ was leaked today, on the day of the solar eclipse (10 June 2021).

Lorde’s Solar Power leak explained

Within days of releasing the artwork for her latest album, Solar Power, a leak was said to have emerged that revealed samples of Lorde’s new music as well as the cover art.

Where did the leak come from? Well, fans are saying it was Lorde herself who accidentally posted the snippet on her YouTube account as well as other platforms and then took it down within minutes.

Songs from the album were supposed to be released on the Summer Solstice (21 June 2021). As a result of the leaks, the release of the album may be pushed forward.

What we know about the album

Solar Power is said to be the title of Lorde’s third album, which will bring her out of retirement since her second album Melodrama. The album cover was shown on her official website with the caption “ARRIVING IN 2021 … PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE”.

Photographer Ophelia Jones also posted the cover on Instagram on 8 June 2021, taking credit for the photo that has close to 8k likes at the time of writing.

The album is thought to have been in the works since last year, when the artist told fans Jack Antonoff had been collaborating with her on some new music. Antonoff also worked on Lorde’s second album.

An Instagram post by pop culture site Planet Eclipse said the album would be released today at 11 PM BST/6 PM ET as a result of the leak. This hasn’t been confirmed by Lorde at the time of writing. Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers may also feature on the album, according to a fan page.

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Twitter reacts to the leaked album

Fans have taken the leak and rescinded album well, finding the funny side of the situation. Here are some of the best responses:

Iram is a London-based freelance journalist with a BA in Journalism and Media from Birkbeck University. She studied several modules, including Journalism in British Life, Interview skills and Feature Writing, Introduction to Journalism Practice and Manga and Anime. Iram went from university to work with GRV Media at The Focus Writers’ Academy and enjoys learning Japanese, taking singing lessons, playing video games and watching Korean dramas in her spare time.