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What you will see in Lorde’s new video for “Team” is basically what she sings about:
We live in cities you'll never see on screen,
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things,
Living in ruins of the palace within my dreams,
And you know, we're on each other's team…
The video shows a decaying place where the kids are not all about Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece. Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash… This is the youth that runs wild and loves to have fun. Nothing else really matters to them - the luxury, the status or where they are. They all hang out at this place in ruins and enjoy activities that include motorcycles and bats. The fun goes on till someone starts to bleed or gets their limbs broken.
In the closing scene of the video, we see the bleeding boy being carried by the other boys into the dark and decadent underground where Lorde sits on her throne.
“Team” is a beat-driven, infectious track from Lorde’s debut studio album Pure Heroine (2013). It is an anthem for the young, celebrating the youth, different values and a different way of life.
Overall, the video is very dark, yet fun and certainly very stunning.
It makes me wanna join Lorde’s team. Would you?
Here's what she had to say about it:
Check out the video here! What do you think?