Lorde has shared two Solar Power bonus tracks: “Helen of Troy” and “Hold No Grudge.”
“These songs were fun explorations on the album journey,” Lorde said in a release. “They didn’t quite fit into the tracklist for whatever reason but they’re both big tunes.”
Of “Helen of Troy,” she said: “We wrote it super quickly in the tiniest room at Westlake where we did a bunch of Melo and it was fun the whole time. It’s super off the cuff lyrically, almost ad-libbed, and you can hear me starting to figure out some album themes.…”
On the other hand, the Grammy-winner describes “Hold No Grudge” as a “sort of composite portrait of when relationships turn sour, being trapped in the ice but remembering the warmth.”
Earlier this week, Lorde released a music video for another Solar Power track, “Fallen Fruit,” co-directed by Joel Kefali and herself. The record, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, landed as Lorde’s first studio album since 2017’s Melodrama.
Listen to Lorde’s “Helen of Troy” and “Hold No Grudge” below.
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