Lorde explores a more sinister side of her self in her latest video, Magnets. The New Zealand teen queen stars as a seemingly homicidal home wrecker who takes no prisoners in the opulent, plot-twisting mash up of sex, violence, and latex.
Lorde, 18, teamed up with English electronic music duo, Disclosure, to produce this super-seductive track, and the video is so hot it should come with a warning label! At one point Lorde channels a gothed-up, Kim Kardashian–looking dominatrix with slick, black hair, giant glossy red lips, and a black latex trench coat that begs the question, “Have you been a bad boy?”
And the answer is ‘yes.’ Just when you think Lorde is a man- stealing hussy, you realize she’s actually a ‘hit girl’ hired by a woman to kill her abusive boyfriend! Lorde explained the concept on her Tumblr page: “The most important detail is the girlfriend’s black eye, when she’s by the window.. watch it with that moment in mind. that’s the point the whole video hinges on. Takes it from being ‘an affair narrative’ to being ‘dude’s girlfriend hired miss ella the hit girl to ‘seduce’ him then take him the F*** out.’”
Oh! So that’s why the GF doesn’t bug out when she sees them making out in the kitchen! Now it all makes sense! Lorde also makes out with him in the closet, and later screams at him before elegantly tipping him into his swimming pool, which conveniently overlooks the Los Angeles sky line. Then, after that, well, things go from bad to worse. Watch here.
Off camera, Lorde is dating photographer James Lowe, 26. They celebrated their two-year anniversary in April, and the singer commemorated the milestone with an Instagram post. “Two years, and sandstorms, and the stars haven’t left my eyes,” she captioned a photo.
So what do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Lorde’s video a bit too scary or do you think it’s just in time for Halloween?
— Suzy McCoppin