The title track for Lorde’s upcoming album, Solar Power, arrived alongside a summery video back in June, which featured the singer dancing with her pals on the beach. However, new live visuals see her performing the track in a very different setting: a stormy rooftop in New York.
Following a dreamy rendition of the track from the roof of NYC’s Ed Sullivan Theater, the new “Solar Power” performance takes place atop the city’s Electric Lady Studios, on a not-so-sunny day.
“Is it dangerous to be up here with lightning?” asks the track’s producer (and longtime Lorde collaborator) Jack Antonoff, who plays electric guitar alongside her stripped-back vocal performance.
Lorde elaborates on the weather conditions in one of her regular email newsletters. “We had plans to do a handful of songs but the fine warm day became a large storm, and we got through one take of ‘Solar Power’ and had to tap out for fear of electrocution,” she writes. “Picked it back up the next day.”