Lorde releases ‘Stoned at the Nail Salon’

Track is from forthcoming Solar Power album

GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum artist Lord has released new song “Stoned at the Nail Salon.” The song is the second track from Lorde’s highly anticipated third studio album, Solar Power, which will be released via Republic Records 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.

“This song is sort of a rumination on getting older, settling into domesticity, and questioning if you’ve made the right decisions,” Lorde shares of the song. “I think lots of people start asking those questions of themselves around my age, and it was super comforting to me writing them down, hoping they’d resonate with others too. I used this song as a dumping ground for so many thoughts…”

Lorde will perform the television debut of “Stoned at the Nail Salon” on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight (Wed, July 21st) when she visits for a full show takeover. The artist will chat, perform and hit the bar for a very special episode of Meyers’ signature “Day Drinking” segment.

“The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalizing the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors,” Lorde shares of the new project. “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.”

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.”

The album will also be released on vinyl.

Earlier this summer, Lorde announced her 2022 world tour dates which sold out within minutes of going on sale. The 40+ show tour, promoted by AEG Presents in the US and Canada, is her first North American tour since 2018 and kicks off in North America in Nashville on April 3rd at the Grand Ole Opry House before concluding at the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 7th.

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