Singer-songwriter Lorde performs at PNE Amphitheatre on Sept. 3, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. Singer-songwriter Lorde is releasing a new album titled Solar Power , and she’s working to make sure it lives up to its name. The release of the 12-track album, due Aug. 20, won’t include a physical CD. "I didn’t wanna make something that would end up in a landfill in 2 years, but more than that, I wanted to make something that symbolised my commitment to asking questions of our systems, and making stuff with intention and sensitivity," Lorde wrote in an email to fans Monday, as HuffPo reported . Instead, the new album will be released with something called a " Music Box ." The so-called box will be made with 100-percent biodegradable material and will include a high-resolution download of the album with extra tracks, access to exclusive content, a fold-out poster, a booklet and a set of four cards, the pop star’s website explained. "I decided early on in the process of making this album that I also wanted to create an environmentally kind, forward-thinking alternative to the CD," Lorde explained on her website. "I wanted this Music Box product to be similar […]

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