Lorde Explores Spirituality on Her New Track “Mood Ring”
Lorde has returned with another single release leading up to her highly-anticipated third studio album Solar Power.
The new song, “Mood Ring,” comes with an ethereal music video that opens with a message to its viewer: “Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.” In a serene canopy tent, the singer, now donning platinum blonde hair, is surrounded by a circle of women in color-coordinated mint green outfits. As Lorde sings, the group performs spiritual rituals; reading, burning sage and plunging their feet into a communal bucket of ice.
“Ladies, begin your sun salutations,” the poetic lyricist directs her girl squad. “Transcendental in your meditations “
Co-directed by Lorde and Joel Kefali, the visual is a satirical take on pseudo-spiritual wellness culture, a modern-day mirroring of the ’60s “flower power” culture that the singer explores in her upcoming album.
“Things like eating a macrobiotic vegan diet or burning sage, keeping crystals, reading tarot cards or your horoscope. These were all things that they were dabbling in back then, and that me and my girlfriends are dabbling in today,” Lorde said in a statement. “I was like, ‘I think there’s a pop song in here.’”
Like her previous two releases, “Stoned At The Nail Salon” and the “Solar Power,” the song was co-written and produced by Jack Antonoff. It also features background vocals from Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers.
Lorde’s first album in four years, Solar Power, is out on all streaming platforms this Friday, August 20.
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