Ahead of the highly anticipated release of Solar Power, Lorde previews the forthcoming record with a new single, 'Mood Ring'.
Burning sage in hand and crystals a'ready, the New Zealand singer-songwriter takes a satirical dive into the spiritual world – complete with tarot cards and horoscopes. Similar to her previous singles, 'Mood Ring' takes on a mellow acoustic sound and sees Lorde amidst a bright-eyed cult.
In a press statement, Lorde shares how the song was inspired by parallels she noticed between today's society and the 60s. "This is a song I am very excited about, it’s so much fun to me. 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," she says.
"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. I was like “I think there’s a pop song in here”. So this is kind of my extremely satirical look at all of those vibes."
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'Mood Ring' is the latest single off of Lorde's upcoming album, following 'Solar Power' and 'Stoned at the Nail Salon'. Solar Power drops Friday, 20 August.