updated 12/07/2013 AT 12:45 PM ET
•originally published 12/06/2013 AT 3:45 PM ET
A 17-year-old almost broke the Internet this week. New Zealand songstress Lorde, real name Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, crashed Vevo after premiering her new video for the song “Team,” according to Mashable.
Lorde’s new vid takes place in a dark, adolescent oasis constructed of cement slabs and dripping plants. Lorde shared on her Facebook page that the idea for the video came to her in a dream explaining, “I dreamt about this world being so different to anything anyone had ever seen, a dark world full of tropical plants and ruins and sweat. And of this world, I dreamt about tests that didn’t need to be passed in order to be allowed in: sometimes the person who loses is stronger.”
With her “chart-topping and rumors of a Grammy nomination, Lorde doesn’t have to worry about strength in 2013. Aside from gifting fans with a new video, Lorde also shared some of her favorite songs from this year.
Her list includes head-bobbers like:
Kanye West – “Hold My Liquor” (feat. Chief Keef and Justin Vernon)
Daft Punk “Get Lucky” (feat. Pharrell Williams)
Drake “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
James Blake “Overgrown”
Major Lazer “You’re No Good” (feat Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Danielle Haim and Yasmin)
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