The original is made for the club, but Lorde slows it down and reverses the gender roles. In an interview, she explained “[i]t’s quite a saucy song or something, and I think it would be interesting to flip the dynamic and make that power mine.”
Lorde’s having an excellent 18th birthday month. She debuted the video for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 single “Yellow Flicker Beat,” which has already been “reworked” by Kanye West, and gave Diplo the gas face.
@diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we’re at it hm
— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 13, 2014
Some good supplemental reading: Molly Beauchemin’s piece on Lorde, FKA Twigs, and the feminist dance movement.
Screengrab via BBC Radio 1/YouTube