The plot sees our (pure) heroine mercilessly dispatching a two-timing, low-life, abusive love rat. But she's not seeking revenge, she's a cold and calculating boyfriend killer - as she revealed on Twitter:
one of my life goals has always been "to one day play a hitgirl who pretends to seduce then burns alive douchey boyfriends"— Lorde (@lordemusic) September 29, 2015
She expanded on the theme on her always-entertaining Tumblr page, writing: "The most important detail is the girlfriend's black eye. Watch it with that moment in mind. That's the point the whole video hinges on. [It] takes it from being 'an affair narrative' to 'dude's girlfriend hired Miss Ella the hitgirl to "seduce" him then take him the FUCK out.'"
Describing the song on her always-entertaining Tumblr, Lorde said: "I'm super proud of this one. In my head it's dark electric blues and greens, and it moves like liquid."