Lorde Steals Her Sunshine Back


“Solar Power” is a departure for Lorde from her 2017 album “Melodrama,” which featured songs about insularity and intimate relationship strife, and a return to a more upbeat and positive sound.

When you grow up in the public eye, it’s possible that you’ll reject the fixed gaze that stardom places on you. After years of avoiding the limelight, Lorde has decided to continue making music that doesn’t fit the mould of what a “Lorde sound” should sound like.

Pop stardom can dull a creative person’s edges, as Lorde discusses on this week’s Popcast, and what it means to move away from the expectations of superstardom.