Friday, June 21, 2024

“Royals” Singer Lorde’s New Single “Solar Power” Sounds a LOT Like George Michael’s “Freedom 90”


Hmmm… well, Lorde, the New Zealand singer with one hit, “Royals,” has a new single. “Solar Power” sounds a lot like George Michaels’ “Freedom 90.” And so it goes. It’s Lorde’s first new single since 2017. Her second album, “Melodrama,” was released four years ago. It was a sales bust but was mysteriously revived briefly with a Grammy nomination. Then after a brouhaha with the Grammys, she fled the scene. Lorde, aka Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, is still just 24 years old. Back in 2017 she canceled tour dates in Israel and made a lot of enemies.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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