Team

Lorde

About Team

"Team" is a song by New Zealand singer Lorde, taken from her debut studio album, Pure Heroine (2013). The song was released on 13 September 2013 as the album's third single in Australia and New Zealand by Universal Music New Zealand, and the second in the United States and the United Kingdom by Lava and Republic Records. The track was written by Lorde and Joel Little and produced by Little, with additional production from Lorde herself. "Team" is a hybrid of alternative pop and electro-hop featuring synthesiser, bass and snare drum instrumentation over a handclap-based beat. Lyrically, the track is a "tribute to her friends and country"."Team" was generally well received by most contemporary critics, who praised its musical style, lyrical content and Lorde's vocal delivery on the track. The single garnered success on charts internationally, peaking at number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number 3 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. In Oceania, it peaked at number 19 in Australia and debuted and peaked at number 3 in New Zealand. "Team" was certified platinum by both the Australian Recording Industry Association and Recorded Music NZ. 


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2013
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Wait 'til you're announced
We've not yet lost all our graces
The hounds will stay in chains
Look upon your greatness and she'll send the call out
Send the call out

Call all the ladies out, they're in their finery
A hundred jewels on throats
A hundred jewels between teeth
Now bring my boys in, their skin in craters like the moon
The moon we love like a brother, while he glows through the room
Dancin' around the lies we tell
Dancin' around big eyes as well
Even the comatose, they don't dance and tell

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

I'm kind of over gettin' 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

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

I'm kind of over gettin' told to throw my hands up in the air
So there
I'm kind of older than I was when I reveled without a care
So there

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

We're on each other's team
And you know we're on each other's team
We're on each other's team
And you know and you know and you know

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Lorde

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. more »

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Written by: Ella Marija La Yelich O'Connor, Joel Little

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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14 facts about this song

Chart Positioning
Lorde's single "Team" reached no. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the United States.
Album Recognition
"Team" was included in Lorde's debut studio album, "Pure Heroine," which released in September 2013.
Song Inspiration
The song "Team" was influenced by Lorde's disillusionment with much of what she was being presented in popular music.
Worldwide Success
The song achieved commercial success worldwide, charting within the top 10 in New Zealand, Canada, Slovakia, and Mexico, and the top 20 in Australia.
Symbolism In Lyrics
The lyrics "We live in cities you'll never see on screen" were meant to express Lorde's vision of reality that differed from the glamorous cities often showcased in the mainstream media.
Critical Acclaim
"Team" received critical acclaim, with many praising its lyrics, production, and Lorde's vocal ability.
Song Composition
The song was written by Lorde (as Ella Yelich-O'Connor) and Joel Little, with production being handled by Little.
Music Video
The music video for "Team" was directed by Young Replicant (Alex Takacs) and shot in an abandoned building in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York.
Video Concept
The video plot features teenagers in an urban dystopia. This captured the theme of teenage solidarity that was prominent throughout the "Pure Heroine" album.
Song Message
Despite the title, 'Team' is about not believing in teams, roles, or genres, says Lorde. It critiques the idea of uniformity.
Record Label
The song was released by Universal Music Group, specifically Republic Records in the US and by Lava and Virgin EMI Records in other parts of the world.
Grammy Recognition
Although "Team" itself did not win a Grammy, Lorde's album "Pure Heroine," including the track, contributed to her winning the Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
In Popular Culture
The song has been featured in various TV shows including Grey's Anatomy, The Blacklist, and The Royals.
Sales Achievement
"Team" has been certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA in the United States, recognizing over 4 million sales or streams.

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