New Zealand’s international pop sensation is back in our headlines this evening with the premiere of her official video for “Team.”
As a single off Lorde’s debut album, Pure Heroine, “Team” is pretty much the most upbeat song in the seventeen-year-old star’s entire catalog. The song pulls from the familiar themes of small town life and overcoming the hurdles in life against minimalistic beats. This time around however, the deep bass hits of “Royals” have been replaced with hand claps, which will probably get stuck in your head just as easily.
The video for “Team” is far more high-concept than Lorde’s previous clips. She describes the clip as follows:
“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 xx”
You can view the video below.
Pure Heroine is without a doubt on of our favorite releases from 2013. If you somehow missed it when it first debuted, rush out to your favorite record store and grab a copy as soon as time and finances allow.