Can You Find the “Easter Eggs” in Lorde’s New Music Video?
The hunt is on.
Lorde (our September cover girl!) dropped the music video for her song “Perfect Places” yesterday. In it, the 19-year-old singer walks on a beach, swims in a subtropic waterfall, and cuts through high grass with a machete in a Jacquemus hat. The places she goes are, in a word, perfect. (And the outfits are pretty on point too.)
But that’s not all! There’s more to this video than enviable high fashion and escapist landscapes.
a couple cute easter eggs in this video let's see if you spot them
— Lorde (@lorde) August 3, 2017
Woah things just got interesting. At fist, people assumed Lorde’s “Easter eggs” were metaphorical.
why not? it's not like she means literal easter eggs sskdjskjd
— brandon (@unknwnlover) August 3, 2017
So an Easter egg is like a sweet, colourful little surprise hidden for fans? Let the hunt begin.
First find: Lorde swings from a tree. To the most devoted Lorde listeners, this scene appeared to be a visual pun on “Swinging Party,” the Replacements song she covered back in 2013.
Second spotting: a visual reference to lyrics from Lorde’s song “Sober II.”
Sober II: Lights are on and they've gone home. But who am I? Oh, how fast the evening passes. Cleaning up the champagne glasses pic.twitter.com/r5DdfO8dqu
— Carlos CF (@CarlosCamFr) August 3, 2017
Third…wait maybe, just maybe, Lorde’s talking about ~*literal*~ Easter eggs?
ELLA I FOUND THE FICKING EGGS IM HELLA SHOOK pic.twitter.com/qw9PmJvCG3
— James Brunner (@jamesbrunner14) August 3, 2017
This might just be the most aesthetically pleasing scavenger hunt we’re ever been on.
Watch “Perfect Places” below, and see if you can spot an Easter egg of your own.