Friday, May 24, 2024

Pop Starlet Lorde Will Follow Flop Single with New Album, Then Tour Next Year When No One Cares


Pop tart Lorde has had a big flop single for the last couple of weeks called “Solar Power.” Downloads: 5,000, With streaming: 85,000.

So now what? Why, a new album, of course, named for the single. And then a tour next year when everyone’s forgotten about the album. Sounds like a plan. “Solar Power,” is produced, like everything else, by Jack Antonoff.

Plus the new album will be bio-degradable or something.

“I didn’t wanna make something that would end up in a landfill in 2 years, but more than that, I wanted to make something that symbolised my commitment to asking questions of our systems, and making stuff with intention and sensitivity,” Lorde said. “I’m calling it a music box. It’ll be the same size and shape as a CD, and you can buy it where CDs live, but this is something totally different. If you’re torn on which hold-in-your-hands, flip-through-the-pages thing to buy to best enjoy this album, honestly, I’d go for the music box.”

Whatever. The tour starts next spring in Nashville. This isn’t how things work. If the album is a bust in August– and look, even a hit album doesn’t last more than a few weeks anymore– she’ll have to have a new album in April 2022 or a hit of some kind to tour behind. Why not wait and release the album next February? Since you’ve already had a single that didn’t work?

Well, no one asked US! No word yet on whether Lorde will pick up where she left off with her anti-Israel sentiment.

Solar Power Tracklist:
1. The Path
2. Solar Power
3. California
4. Stoned in the Nail Salon
5. Fallen Fruit
6. Secrets From a Girl (Who’s Seen It All)
7. The Man with An Axe
8. Dominoes
9. Big Star
10. Leader of a New Regime
11. Mood Ring
12. Oceanic Feeling

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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