What a sunny way to end the week! Lorde headlined Good Morning America‘s Summer Concert Series on Friday (Aug. 20), and her set was the series’ first in-person show in New York City’s Central Park in nearly two years.
Ahead of the set, the New Zealand singer sat down with the morning show to discuss her newly released album, Solar Power, her first release in about four years. “They just sort of take me a minute — I have to really think about where I’m at and where I’m headed,” she said of her lengthy process of creating music. “I’m in the studio for about two years, and then when they’re done I pop my head back out.”
As for her new sound, she explained that she had some “transformative experiences” while being outside: “I’d come off a big period of working, being really busy. And being outside, being under the sun was really inspirational to me, so I started trying to channel it into the music.”
The singer-songwriter, who in June announced a world tour to support Solar Power, hinted that the shows coming are going to be something to behold. “It’s going to be a big bang show, obviously,” Lorde teased. “I don’t want to tell you too much, but your lives are going to change!”
But until her tour kicks off in in 2022, she gave fans a sneak peek of her Solar Powered performances with her GMA set. Among the songs she performed live from Central Park were the title track, “California,” as well as “Perfect Places” and “Green Light” off sophomore album Melodrama.
Watch her interview and performances below: