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Lorde’s Baaaaack

In a surprise move, Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum artist Lorde released new song “Solar Power.” The song, which appropriately dropped timed to the only solar eclipse of the year, came alongside the announcement of her highly anticipated third studio album of the same name, Solar Power. Today the artist additionally revealed the album release date as August 20th and announced her 2022 World tour dates. Tickets go on-sale to the general public starting Friday, June 25, 2021. Fans can sign up for Lorde’s email list for first access to pre-sale tickets and for more info on tour dates HERE.

The song is the first single from Lorde’s forthcoming third studio album which will be released via Universal Music New Zealand on August 20th. The album includes 12 tracks and is produced by Jack Antonoff who she collaborated with on her chart-topping last album, Melodrama.


Of the album Lorde says, “The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalizing the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors. In times of heartache, grief, deep love, or confusion, I look to the natural world for answers. I’ve learned to breathe out, and tune in. This is what came through.”

Of the single she adds, “The first song, also called SOLAR POWER and written and produced by myself and Jack, is the first of the rays. It’s about that infectious, flirtatious summer energy that takes hold of us all, come June…”

To honor the natural world the artist is presenting the album in a first-of-its kind, discless format. An eco-conscious Music Box will be available for purchase as an alternative to a CD. This innovative offering will contain extra visual content, handwritten notes, exclusive photos, and a download card. The card will give purchasers a high-quality download of the music, two exclusive bonus tracks, and access to some special surprises along the way.

When talking about the concept Lorde says, “I decided early on in the process of making this album that I also wanted to create an environmentally kind, forward-thinking alternative to the CD. I wanted this Music Box product to be similar in size, shape and price to a CD, to live alongside it in a retail environment, but be something which stands apart and that’s committed to the evolving nature of a modern album.”

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

LORDE TOUR DATES:

DateCityVenue
February 26Christchurch, NZElectric Avenue Festival
February 27Upper Moutere, NZNeudorf Vineyards
March 1Wellington, NZDays Bay
March 2Havelock North, NZBlack Barn Vineyards
March 4New Plymouth, NZBowl of Brooklands
March 5Auckland, NZOuterfields
March 10Brisbane, AURiverstage
March 12Melbourne, AUSMMB
March 15Sydney, AUAware Super Theatre
March 19Perth, AUBelvoir Amphitheater
April 3Nashville, TNOpry House
April 5Detroit, MIMasonic Temple Theatre
April 7Montreal, QCSalle Willfrid Pelletier
April 8Toronto, ONMeridian Hall
April 12Boston, MABoch Center – Wang Theatre
April 15Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
April 16Washington, DCThe Anthem
April 18New York, NYRadio City Music Hall
April 20Philadelphia, PAThe Met
April 22Chicago, ILThe Chicago Theatre
April 25Minneapolis, MNThe Armory
April 27Denver, COMission Ballroom
April 30Seattle, WAWaMu Theatre
May 1Portland, ORTheater of the Clouds
May 3San Francisco, CABill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 5Los Angeles, CAShrine Auditorium
May 7Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Bowl
May 25Leeds, UKO2 Academy
May 26Edinburgh, UKUsher Hall
May 28Manchester, UKO2 Victoria Warehouse
May 30Birmingham, UKO2 Academy
June 1London, UKRoundhouse
June 2London, UKRoundhouse
June 7Paris, FRCasino de Paris
June 8Amsterdam, NLAFAS Live
June 10Barcelona, ESPrimavera Sound
June 13Zurich, CHHalle 622
June 14Munich, DEZenith
June 16Rome, ITCavea – Auditorium Parco della Musica
June 17Villafranca di Verona, ITCastello di Villafranca
June 18Sibenik, HRSaint Mihovil Fortress
June 21Cologne, DEOpen Air am Tanzbrunnen
June 23Berlin, DEVerti Music Hall

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Highly Anticipated: Bleachers Debut Album

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Bleachers will release debut album Strange Desire on July 15th, 2014 on RCA Records. The highly anticipated album was written and produced by Grammy Award winning musician Jack Antonoff with co-producer John Hill (MIA, Jay Z, Empire of the Sun) as well as Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) and others.
 
Here’s the Craigslist Ad that Antonoff put out a little over a day ago:

‘strange desire’ is something that came to me a few weeks ago when i was working on the last song i wrote for the bleachers album. the lyric is, “feeling like i never was young i followed a dream and a strange desire”. it was just something that came out in a scratch vocal take off the top of my head and i didn’t realize how important it was in that moment. that line speaks to my entire life over the past 14 years of writing and being on tour. i do feel like I’m constantly mourning a childhood i never had. mostly because i dealt with a lot of loss in the most formative years of my life. that ties into a lot of the lyrics on the album. specifically ‘i wanna get better’ – “while my friends where getting high and chasing girls down parkway lines i was losing my mind…”. i felt completely freaked out at a moment in life that was supposed to be carefree. i let go of a lot right then and started to follow what i now call a strange desire. its the 2 words that perfectly title what this bleachers album is as a documentation of my life as i can remember it at this point. or better put, as i see it from this point. its been a bizarre and wonderful decade (particularly the past 2 years). a lot of great things have happened but its also been strange. this album speaks to all of that. i never kept a diary over the past year of being away and thinking about my life as it has unfolded – instead i wrote this album. 

so now its time to move on from the ‘making the album phase’ and start to make the plans to give it to you. that will be july 15th. now you know that. as much as its weird to admit, sharing this album is as important as making it for me. I’m able to move on with my life from hearing the stories of what people have been through as well as telling them myself. people hearing my stories makes me feel less alone, hearing others stories does the same….. strange desire etc. 

jack
 

Bleachers first single “I Wanna Get Better” has already streamed over 1.5 million times, was deemed “the song of the summer in February” by the Huffington Post and quickly skyrocketed into the top 10 at Alt radio.  Coming off the success of the breakthrough single, Bleachers recently premiered “Shadow” on Pigeons & Planes which is now available on all digital providers.

 

Listen: Bleachers – “Shadow”
 

Since the Bleachers launch in February critics have been nothing but excited and eager to hear more. Rolling Stone exclaimed “We’ll be shocked if it’s not all over the radio by spring”, TIME raved “…it’s exciting to imagine what else Antonoff has up his sleeve” and Hilly Dilly proclaimed “…this is the kind of music that can’t get big enough.”

 Bleachers will kick off their summer festival tour dates in early June at New York’s Governor’s Ball:
 
June 8 – New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball
June 19-22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival 
June 25 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
June 27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 5-6 – UK @ Wireless Festival
August 1 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
August 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival 
September 5 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
September 6 – Boston, MA @ Boston City Hall Plaza 
September 7 – Boston, MA @ City Hall Plaza
October 3 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival 
October 10 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival
 
Hailing from New Jersey, 29 year old Jack Antonoff has been in the music scene for over a decade.  In 2002, with Jack as the lead singer, the success of New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train was well underway. Steel Train’s cult following lead them to make their national television debut on Late Night With Conan O’Brien and later appeared on Late Show With David Letterman. In 2008, Jack joined Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost to form the Grammy award winning fun.
 
In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Jack is a critically acclaimed songwriter and producer.  His achievements include fun. being honored with the Vanguard Award at the 2014 ASCAP Pop Music Awards and co-writing fun.’s Grammy award winning song “We Are Young” and Grammy nominated album Some Nights. He also received a Golden Globe nomination for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on her song “Sweeter Than Fiction.” Jack has also worked with Sara Bareilles, co-writing her Grammy nominated hit “Brave”, and Canadian Indie icons Tegan and Sara.

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