Lorde’s Ella Yelich-O’Connor single-handedly broke the internet for a few hours last night as the video for “Team,” the second single off Pure Heroine, immediately racked up hundreds of thousands of views. Despite all her lyrics to the contrary, Lorde is our Queen of 2013. Her majesty included a few thoughts with the release of the video in deftly poetic fashion:
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
Don’t call it Lorde of the Flies, our queen is smarter than that. There’s a place on her team for every misfit, limping teenager — the kids might actually be alright.
STREAM: Lorde – “Team”