My thoughts on Lorde’s “Team”

So all of a sudden I have gotten onto this kick of pop radio. I do kinda blame Rory for it. His organization had a radio ad running on 102.7 KIIS-FM in LA since I wanted to hear it for myself, I’ve been listening to A LOT of KISS-FM.

Through this I’ve once again found out what the songs all the kids are listening to today. While there are some annoyingly catchy pop songs (I’m looking at you Mr. Derulo) there are also some really, really good ones out there. One of those that I’ve had playing in my head, and therefore on my Spotify, has been Lorde’s “Team.” It is a very catchy song as well, but it invokes a lot of emotion in me. Given I’ve been going through a few things that I’ve sort of documented on Twitter, and have been in a weird emotional head space anyway, I find this interesting. I’m not exactly sure how to describe the feelings though.

Also… I’m still not sure if this is a love or breakup or what song. Seriously. It’s confusing to me.

We live in cities you’ll never see on screen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things
Living in ruins of a palace within my dreams
And you know, we’re on each other’s team

To me it seems like the chorus is suggesting sticking together, though, other parts of the song do not.

I’m kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air, so there
So all the cups got broke shards beneath our feet but it wasn’t my fault
And everyone’s competing for a love they won’t receive
‘Cause what this palace wants is release

So yeah. I have no clue. I say give the song a listen. Lorde is an AMAZING singer. Her vocal range is super wicked awesome and she seems like she had a ton of talent. Oh and given the fact that this girl is only 17, I really hope that she has a long, and awesome career in music, and doesn’t end up like so many other pop stars, especially a few from when she was still in diapers,
did.

Here’s a link to the song on Spotify.