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Lorde Drops 'Solar Power' Bonus Tracks, "Helen of Troy" and "Hold No Grudge"

In addition to a surprise music video.

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Lorde releases two Solar Power bonus tracks, “Helen of Troy” and “Hold No Grudge,” nearly three months after dropping her third studio album in August. She also releases a surprise music video for “Fallen Fruit.”

“These songs were fun explorations on the album journey,” the New Zealand singer-songwriter said in a press release. “They didn’t quite fit into the tracklist for whatever reason, but they’re both big tunes.”

Lorde had a different writing process for each song. “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,” she said of “Helen of Troy.” “It’s super off the cuff lyrically, almost ad-libbed, and you can hear me starting to figure out some album themes…”

Meanwhile, “Hold No Grudge” is more of a bittersweet heartbreak track. “HNG is a sort of composite portrait of when relationships turn sour, being trapped in the ice but remembering the warmth,” she added.

For the “Fallen Fruit” music video, the GRAMMY award-winning multiplatinum artist showcases her storytelling skills through symbolism.

“In the ‘Solar Power‘ video, you were introduced to the island as a lush paradise — glistening water, blue skies, not a grain of sand out of place (barring that pesky beach trash…),” she explained. “Cut to: humans doing as they do, getting greedy, treating the land with disrespect and stripping it of its beauty. There’ll always be another pristine place to start again, right? The gardens that were once lush and fruitful are now on fire. The fishing boats are busted up and overturned. All that’s left of the peaches are their pits. Amid all that, my character makes a choice.”

Both bonus tracks are available to stream on all platforms. You can watch the “Fallen Music” video below.

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