VIDEO PREMIERE: LORDE | LEADER OF A NEW REGIME
Lorde has released the music video for “Leader of a New Regime,” which she directed with Joel Kefali. The water sets the visual, as has been the case for visuals for "Solar Power," including “Fallen Fruit” and title song—both directed by Lorde and Kefali. The video pairs the short, contemplative song with some stunning shots of a seaside location. There are plenty of gorgeous landscapes, but the video is tinged with some hits of the surreal, like two horseback riders emerging from the ocean and a lingering shot of a mirror situated in the sand, reflecting the surf at itself as the tide rises. Lorde also revealed to fans that she was back home in New Zealand in her recent update to fans. She wrote: “By some stroke of good fortune, I made it home for Christmas this year, which means I can say ‘Happy Summer Solstice’, and mean it. In November, Lorde announced she’d been forced to postpone the Australian and New Zealand legs of her "Solar Power" world tour to February and March 2023. The tour was initially planned to kick off in New Zealand and Australia in March of next year before continuing to the rest of the globe in April. These dates have now been pushed back, with uncertainty around the easing of border restrictions and the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in New Zealand cited for the postponement.