Lorde gets all “Lord of the Flies” — get it? — in her new video for bonafidePure Heroine hit, “Team,” depicting a kind of broken Neverland where teens exist outside of societal norms and even those with acne can be in with the in crowd.
Lorde took to Facebook before dropping the video Tuesday (November 3) to describe the idea behind the vid. According to her post, the mini-movie 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.”
Lorde plays the aforementioned queen in the Young Replicant-directed video — although we couldn’t spot any acne — decked out in corn rows and a strange robe, holding court in a kind of steam room replete with tropical flowers.
Lorde in her “Team” video