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Lorde Explains the Inspiration for ‘Solar Power’: Primal Scream, but Apparently Not George Michael

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Jem Aswad Senior Music EditorWhen “Solar Power,” the first single from Lorde’s long-anticipated third album, dropped on Thursday, the internet rapidly filled with mentions of previous songs it evoked, most prominently George Michael’s “Freedom 90” and the less-globally-known “Loaded” by long-running British rockers Primal Scream (along with the Eagles’ “Seven Bridges Road,” Kate Bush and others).In an interview airing today on Apple Music 1, Lorde explains to Zane Lowe that the inspiration for her song came from Primal Scream, but that the group’s frontman Bobby Gillespie gave his blessing. “Solar Power” was written by Lorde with longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff.“I had never heard Primal Scream in my life, I’d been told to check them.

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