Lorde is back with a new song. “Mood Ring”, the latest single from their new album Solar Power, comes out with a new video, co-directed by Lorde and Joel Kefali. The new track follows their previously released singles “Stoned at the Nail Salon” and “Solar Power”. As with these singles, “Mood Ring” was written and produced by Lorde and Jack Antonoff and also features background vocals by Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo. Check out the video with a blonde lorde below.
Lorde shared the following statement about “Mood Ring”:
This is a song I’m really looking forward to, I enjoy it so much. When I made this album, of course, I was immersed in the flower child culture of the 1960s. I wanted to understand community life, get out of society and try to start over. That touched me a lot while writing this album. One thing that struck me as a great parallel between that time and our time is our wellness culture and our culture of spirituality, pseudo-spirituality, wellness, pseudo-wellness. Things like a macrobiotic vegan diet or burning sage, storing crystals, reading tarot cards or your horoscope. These were all things that they tried then and that me and my friends try today. I thought, “I think this is a pop song.” So this is my extremely satirical take on all of these vibes.
Joel Kefali previously directed the music video “Solar Power” with Lorde. He also directed the visuals for Pure Heroines “Royals” and “Tennis Court”.
Solar Power is Lorde’s third studio album – the successor to Melodrama from 2017 – and will be released this Friday, August 20th. The album’s press cycle included Lorde’s rooftop appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, one day with Seth Meyers, and an appearance on Hot Ones.
Read “7 Great Lorde Live Performances” over on the pitch.