Watch Lorde Mashup Britney Spears' "Break the Ice" with "Fallen Fruit"
The new performance clip was filmed at the New York Botanical Gardens
Published Sep 08, 2021Lorde is Vogue's cover star for October and she's marking the occasion with an exclusive performance video for the iconic fashion publication.
The self-described elder stateswoman of pop took to New York City's Botanical Gardens to cover Britney Spears' Blackout track "Break the Ice" and perform her own Solar Power cut "Fallen Fruit" amidst the trees with a boombox in tow.
Given yesterday's (September 7) news that Jamie Spears finally asked the judge to end his daughter's conservatorship, the timing of the drop feels poetic — especially with the opening lines of "Fallen Fruit" being an ode to "The ones who came before us / All the golden ones who were lifted on a wing / We had no idea the dreams we had were far too big."
While the track may actually be about the natural world, pop princess Spears is close enough to Mother Nature — and we hope the time for her dream of freedom from her conservatorship to be in reach has come.
Watch Lorde's stunning nature-set performance for Vogue below.
Solar Power is not just another "Jack Antonoff record" and the Kiwi artist is just as adept at valorizing the sanctity of pop music as she is at scarfing down hot wings.