The singer gives us one last offering before Friday’s highly anticipated release.
“Mood Ring,” fits well with the albums previous singles as it follows the subtle instrumentation and acoustic format with backing vocals and harmonies by Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers. This track is essentially Lorde’s take on self-care and wellness culture from the point of view of someone who is searching for a larger meaning within that realm.
In her newsletter, Lorde mentions, “I realized I had to write this song late last year — I kept waking up in the night and writing lines of lyric into my phone, which is how I usually know something’s gonna become a song. It was really interesting distilling some thoughts on wellness culture and the search for spiritual meaning in our modern world into a 3-minute pop song. The kind of challenge she likes best! Part of why this album was so FUN to make was that I got to explore these tropes of people seeking wellness, enlightenment or even utopia. The person who welcomes you to the island in Solar Power video is one, the dude in Dominoes is another, and now we can add this little lady to the mix. I didn’t name her, but you should go hard. I’ll say it once and then never again: this is satire. She is not me.”
Solar Power is due on August 20th 2021.
Watch the alluring visual for “Mood Ring” below: