Lorde has released the new music video to her song, "Team," the latest single of her smash-hit album, "Pure Heroine." The video, which was shot in Red Hook, Brooklyn and directed by Young Replicant (The xx), is one of Lorde's favorites. "Probably the diversity of the casting!" Lorde said on Twitter when asked why she loved the "Team" video so much. "It was important to me that we cast real people with real faces. [H]olla acne!"
Lorde took to Facebook to publicize the new clip, explaining her inspiration for the video.
This video was born 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.
Watch the "Team" video below.