George Michael's estate responds to song similarities with Lorde's 'Solar Power'

goss 23/06/2021

Kiwi singer Lorde gained worldwide attention when she released her first new song in four years, 'Solar Power' early last week.

However, listeners of Lorde's new single have drawn comparisons to another hit song - George Michael's song 'Freedom 90'.

George Michael’s “Freedom 90” was originally released on his “Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1” album in October 1990, where it reached 13 on the NZ Music Charts that year.

George died on Christmas Day 2016, but his estate issued a statement on the matter, acknowledging the comparisons.

“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," they posted to their website.

"So on behalf of one great artist to a fellow artist, we wish her every success with the single.”

Listen to a fan-made mashup between 'Freedom 90' and 'Solar Power' below: