Lorde has dropped a serene music video for her track “Leader of a New Regime.”
Paired with ocean-side views, rocky cliffs, brown horses and a sand-placed mirror, the folk-pop songstress contemplates the state of the world and its imminent need for a new leader. “Won’t somebody, anybody, be the leader of a new regime?/Free the keepers of the burnt-out scene another day/Lust and paranoia reign supreme/We need the leader of a new regime,” Lorde says.
Clocking in at just over 1.5 minutes, the short and simple track raises a poignant question that almost functions as a call to action. Directed by Lorde and Joel Kefali, the New Zealand-born singer looks out at the expansive ocean, dips her fingers in water and walks along rocks as she softly sings the two verses.
The track appears on Lorde’s third studio album Solar Power, which was released this past August.
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