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  • Lorde is set to release a new song and a sexy new image. (Photo:
    Lorde is set to release a new song and a sexy new image. (Photo: Krists Luhaers)

    Lorde, the New Zealand singer who broke out in 2012 with the hit song “Royals, is teasing her first new music in four years with a shocking display of flesh. But is it really her?

    She dropped the cover art to her upcoming single “Solar Power,” and she’s producing some heat of her own.

    The photo shows of someone, presumably her, in an upshot photo of her crotch clad only in a string bikini bottom. It would make any up-skirt voyeur blush.

    The ‘Royals’ hitmaker has promised fans she will be unveiling a new track called ‘Solar Power’ sometime this year, and will release her first new music since 2017 album Melodrama

    Not much is yet known about the song, but fans noticed the update to Lorde’s website.

    The cover art, posted on her website, reportedly shows her running across a beach from, shall we say, an unusual camera angle.

    “ARRIVING IN 2021 … PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE,” said a note accompanying the artwork.

    Last year, Lorde hinted that new music was coming this year.

    Social media wags immediately pounced on the photo, and Lorde’s split leg jump started showing up in the most unusual places.

    The image turned up on soccer fields, swimming pools and elsewhere.

    The 24-year-old star, real name is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, delayed her upcoming third album last October after the death of her dog Pearl. But she let fans know she’s back at work.

    “I started going back to the studio in December just for something to do, and to my surprise, good things came out. Happy, playful things. I felt my melodic muscles flexing and strengthening,” she wrote in her fan newsletter.

    Lorde: Solar Power

    Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the singer revealed she has still been working remotely with Jack Antonoff.

    “Waiting, the thing that felt so pointless and annoying when I was young, is now this kind of delicious activity.

    “In my opinion, the greatest treat I can give you is work that will last ten, twenty, thirty years. And that kind of work takes time.

    “So if you can, I’d like for you to try tuning in to the time spent waiting for something of the highest quality to arrive. Enjoy the sensation as it builds. When the moment comes, our wave will crest super fucking high.”

    Not surprisingly, some Lorde fans were unhappy to see the singer’s emerging sexuality, claiming she had “sold out” by sexing up her image.

    Lorde’s first confirmed performance in three years is upcoming. It will be a headlining slot at Spain’s Primavera Festival next year.

    The singer broke out when she was only 17 in 2012, with her debut studio album Pure Heroine, which included the hit single “Royals. It was an instant critical and commercial success.

    The lead single, “Greenlight,” from her second studio album, Melodrama, was released in March 2017, also to critical acclaim. The album was modestly successful commercially.

    Lorde early style was a down-to-earth, largely unadorned look, which may explain some fan disappointment with her latest racy cover.

    Twitter wags go wild.