Lorde is known for her unique style, catchy lyrics, and super cool music videos, of course. The talented singer, who burst onto the scene a decade ago, has perfected the art of the music video. Seamlessly blending sounds and visuals, the performer's videos are always a treat to watch. From an early one that Lorde mentioned was inspired by a dream to more recent picks that incorporate impressive choreography, beautiful sets, and eye-catching outfits, here are Lorde's greatest music videos, ranked. Go ahead, queue up Melodrama, and watch some of the most popular clips along the way!
10. "Oceanic Feeling"
Lorde’s music video for her 2021 song “Oceanic Feeling” features an unexpected star, her younger brother, Angelo. In the video, the singer lounges on a floating barge with her sibling as they float through a serene blue sea. Lorde partnered with Joel Kefali to direct the video.
9. "Secrets from a Girl (Who's Seen it All)"
The performer took to the beach to shoot her catchy tune, "Secrets From a Girl (Who’s Seen it All).” Released in 2021, the video stars three different versions of Lorde, all singing together while walking along the ocean wearing different outfits. It’s definitely a trippy one to watch.
8. "Mood Ring"
The synchronized choreography, the green satin outfits, the song’s calming vibe, what’s not to love about Lorde’s 2021 music video for "Mood Ring"?
7. "Tennis Court"
Lorde kept it sweet and simple for the "Tennis Court" video, which features a straightforward shot of herself singing in front of a black backdrop. The video was directed by Joel Kefali, who she’d go on to work with several more times throughout the years.
Released in 2013, the music video for "Team" was such an instant hit that the singer’s Vevo page crashed from the amount of fans trying to watch it at the same time. Lorde shared with fans via Facebook that the video was inspired by a dream she had “about teenagers in their own world, a world with hierarchies and initiations, where the boy who was second in command had acne on his face, and so did the girl who was queen.”
5. "Yellow Flicker Beat"
Featured as part of the Hunger Games soundtrack, Lorde released a thrilling video for "Yellow Flicker Beat" shortly before the film’s release. Directed by Emily Kai Bock, the video shows the singer performing in many unexpected spaces like a dark, empty storage space, at a bus stop, and in a neon-lit motel-esque bedroom.
4. "Solar Power"
The New Zealand native’s music video for "Solar Power" is a visual treat. The clip, which was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in 2021, features eye-catching costumes, next-level choreography, and a dreamy beach setting. Kefali directed this one, too.
3. "Perfect Places"
In 2017, Lorde released a video for “Perfect Places,” a song that appears on her album Melodrama. The clip required multiple costume changes from the singer. Some standout looks include a beige tulle spaghetti strap gown, a corset top, a voluminous red belted overcoat, and a drapey yellow tunic.
2. "Green Light"
Lorde dances her way through this exhilarating music video directed by Grant Singer, a director who also collaborated with stars like The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Zayn, and Sam Smith. One of Singer’s recent projects is The Reptile, a hit crime drama starring Benicio Del Toro, Alicia Silverstone, and Justin Timberlake.
"Royals" was the song that started it all. The video, directed by Joel Kefali and released in 2013, depicts teens going about their daily lives—listening to music, waiting for the train, and eating cereal. Interestingly enough, the New Zealand singer landed on the title of “Royals” after seeing a photo of a former Kansas City Royals baseball player on the cover of National Geographic Magazine.
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