Lorde has released a new song from her upcoming third album, Solar Power, ahead of its release at the end of this week. This one’s called ‘Mood Ring’, and it’s accompanied by a music video co-directed by Lorde and Joel Kefali. As with previous entries ‘Stoned at the Nail Salon’ and ‘Solar Power’, the track was written and produced by Lorde and Jack Antonoff and features background vocals from Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo. Check it out below.
Lorde shared the following statement on ‘Mood Ring’:
This is a song I am very excited about, it’s so much fun to me. 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. That really resonated to me when writing this album. 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. 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. 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.