Lorde has released, ‘Mood Ring’, the third single from her upcoming album, Solar Power. The song comes with a desert-hippy music video in which Lorde rocks a full head of blonde hair.
Has Lorde been hanging out at the Happy Herb Shop? Or perhaps the local apothecary? That’s the impression given by ‘Mood Ring’, the third single from the artist’s upcoming album Solar Power.
With Solar Power out this Friday, 20th August, ‘Mood Ring’ cranks up the mystic undertones of previous singles ‘Solar Power’ and ‘Stoned at the Nail Salon’.
“This is a song I am very excited about,” said Lorde. “Obviously when making this album I did a deep-dive into 60s, Flower Child culture. I wanted to understand the commune life, dropping out from society and trying to start again.”
This much is clear from the song’s music video – directed by Lorde and fellow Kiwi, Joel Kefali – which conveys more than a hint of cult-like energy as Lorde and a quintet of women play with stones, crystals and mushrooms.
“One thing that occurred to me as a major parallel between that time and our time is our wellness culture and our culture of spirituality, pseudo-spirituality, wellness, pseudo-wellness,” said Lorde. “Things like eating a macro-biotic 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 will be doing a week-long residency on The Late Late Show With James Corden beginning next Monday, 23rd August. Take a look at the ‘Mood Ring’ video below.