Lorde Launches Curated Sonos Station
Lorde’s journey from Auckland, New Zealand to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks is just one, important leg in the singer’s success story.
There is more to the memory banks than meets the eye. The Kiwi star opens them up for a new curated station in a collaboration with Sonos .
Available now for no cost on Sonos Radio, Lorde takes a stroll down memory lane for SOLARSYSTYM, and recounts some of the starting points in music career, from her school bus CDs, emptying her piggy-bank for Drake’s “Take Care,” and the inspiration of such songs as ABBA’s “S.O.S”.
The new station is a soundtrack to everything Lorde, “covering zits, trying to feel my feelings, or now at 25. She released a statement explaining that it was a “crazy collection”.
To celebrate the station launch, Lorde will share a special “Radio Hour” episode next Wednesday, May 18, during which she’ll chat with host Elia Einhorn on her influences and how her relationship with the natural world has been “a perspective shifter, mood booster, and equalizer in my life.”
Lorde has had many highlights in her music career, starting with a long reign at No. 1 in the U.S. with “Royals”, a leader on the Billboard 200 with her 2017 sophomore album Melodrama, to a brace of Grammy Awards, and having the honor of performing a tribute to David Bowie at the 2016 BRIT Awards. She’s even found the time for a Instagram side-hustle, with her “onion rings worldwide” account.
Her third and most recent album, 2021’s Solar Power, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, and No. 2 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart.
The Sonos Radio station “is a collection of forms, gravity-bound. There are a few planets, many more dwarf planets and many small rocks. All of them orbiting, reflecting the light of a sun, these forms have changed my course — for the better… and not so good,” she says.
” Everything from the music my parents pulled out of their super sick CD tower, to the songs I ripped from YouTube as a pimply teenager, to the records that I include in full because I found them to be so shapeshifting for me as an thinker and feeler. This cluster of celestial bodies will reveal who I am. Not who I’m trying be, but what it really is. It’s all in the SOLARSYSTYM.”
Lorde’s Solar Power world tour kicks off May 25 with a sold-out show at the O2 Academy in Leeds, England.
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