Lorde – Team (Video)

blame it on Shake December 4, 2013

Lorde, the 17-year-old singer behind “Royals” (which has been remixed by everyone from The Weeknd and Troy Ave to Rick Ross and Raekwon), basically broke YouTube and Vevo today with the release of her new video. Following a post on her Facebook about the release of “Team,” the clip stopped working as too many people were trying to access it. After fans “let it breathe” the video became fully functional and is available for your viewing pleasure.

Lorde’s accompanying thoughts on the inspiration behind the Young Replicant directed video can be read below.


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

“Team” is the third single off Lorde’s debut studio album Pure Heroine; which can be copped on iTunes.