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.
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.
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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Fans have taken the leak and rescinded album well, finding the funny side of the situation.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: