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Lorde's 'Perfect Places' Video is Euphoric Escapism

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Lifted off the New Zealand songstress' new album, Melodrama

Our Lorde and Savior released a video today for her third Melodrama single, "Perfect Places," and it sees the New Zealand songstress exploring a number of stunning worldly environments. Directed by Grant Singer, the Los Angeles filmmaker behind Lorde's "Green Light," the visual offers a cinematic complement to the song's existential narrative. "What the fuck are perfect places, anyway?" Lorde asks, running wildly oceanside, boating or exploring the forest.

"This song started coming together late summer of 2016 in New York and the news was just horrific every day and it was so hot in this sickly incorrect kind of way, like what I imagine the weather in a disaster movie is like just before the bomb hits or the aliens land," Lorde told Genius about the track's inspiration. "It sort of drove me insane, I was walking around Midtown every day and felt like I was this close to ripping my clothes off or freaking out at a stranger."

Throughout the video, Lorde's pictured by herself, highlighting the song lyric, "Now I can't stand to be alone," which she says was "another big realization of the last year for me. 'I think I'm partying so much because I'm just dreading sitting at home by myself hearing my thoughts hit the walls.' I think parties are a really interesting mental exercise, [and] take on a few different layers when you're feeling like this."

Watch Lorde's "Perfect Places," below.

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