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George Michael Estate Gives Lorde Its Blessing Over “Solar Power” and “Freedom ’90” Similarities

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Lorde performs at Melodrama World Tour at Barclays Center on April 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

With the release of Lorde’s new song, “Solar Power” many fans said the song is similar to George Michael’s “Freedom ‘90,” prompting his estate to release a statement.
“We are aware that many people are making a connection between Freedom ’90 by George Michael and Solar Power by Lorde which George would have been flattered to hear,” the statement reads. “So on behalf of one great artist to a fellow artist, we wish her every success with the single.”

During a recent interview, Lorde stated ‘Solar Power’ was similar to Primal Scream’s “Loaded,” which she said she had never heard before, however, before recording the song she spoke to Bobby [Gillespie] about the song, “he was like, “You know, these things happen; you caught a vibe that we caught years ago. And he gave us his blessing,” said Lorde.

We’re not sure if Lorde has heard “Freedom ‘90” but which song do you think “Solar Power” resembles more, ‘Freedom ‘90” or “Loaded?”


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