New Zealander singer-songwriter Lorde has captured the public imagination in recent times with a brand of heartfelt, sophisticated pop music that seems at odds with her mere 17 years. After riding the crest of a tidal wave of indie acclaim for so long, her September/October album Pure Heroine saw Lorde cascade into mainstream music consciousness.
Her latest video for third single (and track 6 on Pure Heroine), ‘Team’ was released yesterday. Lorde described the video on her Facebook page:
“This video was borne from a dream I had a few months ago about teenagers in their own world, a world with hierarchies and initiations, where the boy who was second in command had acne on his face, and so did the girl who was Queen. I dreamt about this world being so different to anything anyone had ever seen, a dark world full of tropical plants and ruins and sweat. And of this world, I dreamt about tests that didn’t need to be passed in order to be allowed in: sometimes the person who loses is stronger. Enjoy.”
Check it out if you haven’t done so already: