Watch: Lorde’s new video for “Team”


Over the weekend, Lorde performed her latest Pure Heroine single “Team” at Australia’s annual Aria Awards. Now, the New Zealand pop star has unveiled its official music video, directed by Young Replicant (The xx and Purity Ring). Though the clip was filmed in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, it’s set in an entirely different world, inspired by one of Lorde’s recent dreams.

She described the world of “Team” via 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 xx”

Watch it below.


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