High off the success of her breakthrough "Royals," New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde released her new single "Team" on Monday. On the enchanting pop track, she sings about a twisted but dreamy love.
Lorde first found success in the U.S. with her debut single "Royals." The sleeper hit has so far peaked at no. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100. Over hip-hop beats, she sang about the realities of youth party culture with sly lyricism. New single "Team" finds Lorde singing a different tune.
"Team" was released on iTunes to those who pre-ordered her debut album, "Pure Heroine." Once again hip-hop beats usher in Lorde but glowing synths soon kick in after. With her picturesque lyrics, she tells a different kind of fairytale love story. "Living in ruins of the palace within my dreams and you know we're on each other's team," she sings. Lorde even finds time to take a shot at generic pop tracks as well with the line: "I'm kind of over of being told to throw my hands up in the air, so there." It's truly a beautifully twisted track from the young artist.
Lorde's "Pure Heroine" album will be released on September 30 in the U.S.
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