By now, we should all be very familiar with indie-pop sensation Lorde, given the stellar year she has had at just 17 years of age. ‘Team’ is the third single to be taken off of her debut album Pure Heroine, and despite charting in a number of countries, has failed to follow the success of previous singles. Nevertheless, amongst countless remixes of Lorde’s work (most of which do not trump the original) lies an exceptional rework of the track by New Yorker, Mickey Valen. Turning the song from edgy to playful, Valen uses melodic piano chords, handclaps and an overall brighter disposition to encapsulate the lyrical intent.
– Written by @Oasai