Lorde Calls Dancing on a Car in 'Green Light' Video 'One of the Strangest Things I've Done'

Lorde "Green Light”
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Lorde "Green Light”

Three years after her 2013 hit debut album Pure Heroine, Lorde is preparing for the release of Melodrama on June 16.

The music video for “Green Light,” the first single from the upcoming album, follows the singer as she lives her best life, dancing in a club and around a city. In a new visual feature for Vevo called "Off Screen," she says the point of the video was to be realistic.

“I want to look the way my friends see me. I want to feel like I could be any one of the young people who listen to my music,” she said.

She then talks about the scene in the instantly iconic video where she dances on top of a Suburban, laughing about the crew having to wipe off the dew, as the 3 a.m. cold air led to a slippery surface. “Cars generally are not built to have a girl dancing around and losing her mind on top of them. It was one of the strangest things I’ve done,” she recalls.

Watch the full clip below, with Lorde further discussing growing up and letting down her guard for her new music.


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