The video begins with Lorde and her girlfriends relaxing comfortably together in green on floor blankets. We see them performing yoga poses, meditating with crystals, burning plants, and reading books.
In a statement, Lorde revealed she took inspiration from '60s counterculture, especially flower child aesthetics. According to her, her new single is “kind of an extremely satirical look at all those vibes”. “I wanted to understand the commune life, dropping out from society and trying to start again. That really resonated to me when writing this album. One thing that occurred to me as a major parallel between that time and our time is our wellness culture and our culture of spirituality, pseudo-spirituality, wellness, pseudo-wellness,” she said. “Things like eating a macrobiotic vegan diet or burning sage, keeping crystals, reading tarot cards or your horoscope. These were all things that they were dabbling in back then, and that me and my girlfriends are dabbling in today.”
This article was written by Athena Serrano and originally appeared on MTV.com.