Music video: We’re on Lorde’s team

Without wishing to blow our own trumpets here at, we were championing teenage sensation Lorde absolutely yonks before most. Like, seven months ago. Fingers on the pulse, and all that. Well, everyone else has well-and-truly caught up now and Time Magazine’s Most Influential Teenager of The Year is currently enjoying a two-month reign at the top of the US Billboard Chart. Not only that, but her album Pure Heroine is certified Platinum in the Australia, Royals (one of the songs of the year, by the way) is 5 x Platinum and Tennis Court is Platinum. Not too shabby, right?

Well, she’s back now with a brand new video for Team. Have a look at the above clip, directed by LA director Young Replicant (The xx, M83, Purity Ring). What do you reckon? It broke the internet when it first launched this morning. So many people were trying to see it that Vevo actually shat itself and crashed. Now that’s popular.

Lorde will be in Australia in February to perform at the national Laneway Festival.

Sat 25th Jan – Laneway Festival Singapore
Mon 27th Jan – Laneway Festival, Auckland
Fri 31st Jan – Laneway Festival Brisbane
Sat 1st Feb – Laneway Festival Melbourne
Sun 2nd Feb – Laneway Festival Sydney
Fri 7th Feb – Laneway Festival Adelaide
Sat 8th Feb – Laneway Festival, Fremantle

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