Lorde Has Her Own Secret Society in Video for New Single ‘Team’
It’s been an extraordinary year for New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde. The 17-year old (whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor) burst onto the music scene with the song ‘Royals’ which quickly went to the top of the charts, as did her debut album Pure Heroine. On ‘Royals’, Lorde sang about being the Queen Bee, and that’s exactly what she is in the new video for her latest single, ‘Team’.
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In the clip, the singer reigns over a secret society of teens, who sit around what looks like a tropical sauna hidden in a huge abandoned industrial-looking building on a waterfront. Lorde and her cohorts put a new recruit through some sort of initiation. Calling out the like of Selena Gomez and Nicki Minaj recently for making ‘irrelevant’ music, it’s clear you’d better be something special to join ‘Team’ Lorde.