Lorde - Solar Power
There's an art to making songs that build in the right way. Not everyone pulls it off successfully, but Lorde definitely can. She did it with 'Green Light', and she's done it again with this glorious ode to her love of sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun. It's packed full of neat little touches, too. There's even a nod to A Tribe Called Quest near the start. The whole thing comes across like a chilled out, ultramodern rework of 'Sympathy For The Devil', with a dash of St. Vincent added for good measure. A really great single.
Track Link: https://youtu.be/wvsP_lzh2-8
Homework #1: Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil / https://youtu.be/GgnClrx8N2k
Homework #2: A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It? / https://youtu.be/7D_JwgIM-y4
Homework #3: St. Vincent - Down / https://youtu.be/VQ9iAlm-sJ8