Earlier in June, Lorde has risen and announced the release of her much-awaited upcoming album called Solar Power. When she released the tracklist, the song titled Stoned at the Nail Salon is an instant attention grabber, and she blessed her fans by releasing it today.
Compared to Solar Power‘s dreamy summer feel, Stoned at the Nail Salon encapsulates the melancholic vibe that’s presented through the song. Lorde shared in a press release, ‘This song is sort of a rumination on getting older, settling into domesticity, and questioning if you’ve made the right decisions.’
Lorde also elaborated the story behind her latest track in a newsletter released via email. She started writing it half a year after her Melodrama tour ended. She started to feel insecure knowing that she wasn’t a “titan of the industry and just saw herself as someone who does mundane household activities.
She said, ‘I was starting to fall out of step with the times culturally, I didn’t have my finger firmly on the pulse for the first time in my life, and I could feel the next round of precocious teenagers starting to come up, and I felt insecure that they were gonna eat my lunch, so to speak. Was I over the hill?!!’
‘This song was borne out of that feeling,’ Lorde explained. ‘I was sure that I was building a beautiful life for myself, but I wasn’t sure if that life was going to satisfy the same thirsty, fearless person who could tear apart a festival stage or be in seven countries in seven days.
Lorde also explained that she’s trying to understand the two sides of her life – the one who cooks, walks her dogs, and does gardening or the one who goes on world tours. She said, ‘I know now that as hard as I try to run towards or away one of the sides of my life, they’re both very much who I am. It’s jarring to move between them, but that dichotomy is me. And writing this song was a real step toward embracing that.’
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