The title track for Lorde’s last full-length album, Solar Power, was released back in June alongside a summery video, which saw the singer dancing across a sunny beach with her pals. Now, though, the beach day has taken a darker turn, with the release of visuals for “Fallen Fruit”.
Offering a bleak reminder of the way that humans have changed the face of Earth, the new music video sees Lorde’s character return to the “Solar Power” island, only to find it trashed and quite literally on fire.
“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),” Lorde writes in a statement on the video. “Cut to: humans doing as they do, getting greedy, treating the land with disrespect and stripping it of its beauty. There’ll always 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.”
As well as the “Fallen Fruit” video, Lorde has shared an announcement about an upcoming deluxe version of Solar Power. Set to arrive this Friday (November 5), the expanded album will include two bonus tracks — “Helen of Troy” and “Hold No Grudge” — that previously featured alongside the likes of “Mood Ring” and “Stoned at the Nail Salon” on physical editions of the record.
“These songs were fun explorations on the album journey,” the singer says. “They didn’t quite fit into the tracklist for whatever reason but they’re both big tunes.”