To close out the year of our Lorde, the newest superstar on the block has released a video for the followup single to the massive “Royals.” If you haven’t picked up Pure Heroine yet, “Team” is a worthy successor and will put to bed anyone doubting Lorde’s success beyond a one hit wonder. The video (which actually broke Vevo for a while — kudos) sees the popstress surrounded by water-guzzling acolytes, singing from a throne of sorts in the middle of an overgrown and abandoned ruin. Watch the video and read some words from the Kiwi star below.
WE’RE ON EACH OTHER’S TEAM
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
Lorde’s debut Pure Heroine is out now via Universal.