“Mood Ring” is the latest single from New Zealand singer and songwriter Lorde. The third single from Lorde and her upcoming third studio album “Solar Power”, “Mood Ring” brings listeners a more pop and upbeat sound, one not normally heard from Lorde.
In a press statement before the release of “Mood Ring“, Lorde revealed the track’s inspiration, meaning and personal importance:
“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.”
The music video for “Mood Ring” was released via Lorde’s YouTube channel on the same day as the single – the 17th August 2021. The music video was directed by Lorde and Joel Kefali, following on from the narrative of the “Solar Power” music video, where Lorde now envelopes herself in this cult like group, focusing on a holistic and more “natural” way of life, such as the use of healing crystals or burning sage. After only 3 days since its release, the video received over 2 million views and over 145 thousand likes.
Read the lyrics to “Mood Ring” here.