In just a few short days, Lorde will return with her highly-anticipated new album Solar Power. After sharing the album's title track and "Stoned At The Nail Salon," Lorde is dropping off one more track called "Mood Ring." It's a wry look at new-age therapies and distractions with slightly psychedelic Natasha Bedingfield vibes, yet you could easily imagine it sneaking onto pop radio playlists. Lorde dons a blond wig in the song's music video and partakes in a few beige-colored rituals with some pals. Watch above, and read her statement on the song below.
“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.”
Thumbnail photo by Ophelia Mikkelson Jones