Taylor Swift drops music video for 'Lover' with hidden Easter eggs ahead of seventh album launch
'Lover' features Christian Owens, a backup dancer, making him the first African-American love interest to appear in Swift's videos
When Taylor Swift released the lyric video for 'Lover' last week, Swifties were enamored by the romantic title track from her seventh album. Ahead of the release of the album on August 23, she has now dropped the music video for the song, featuring a dreamy, fantasy sequence set in a dollhouse inside a snowglobe.
Many fans wondered whether the video would feature Joe Alwyn, and unsurprisingly, he does not star in the video. That honor went to Christian Owens, making him the first African-American love interest to appear in Swift's videos. Owens is a backup dancer who has worked with Swift on her 'Reputation' and '1989' stadium tours and also danced in Beyonce's iconic 'Homecoming' performance at Coachella in 2018. He has also worked with Demi Lovato and Normani.
The video follows Swift and Owens through multiple, colorful rooms in the dreamhouse as she sings about their relationship. The music video for 'Lover' seems to be inspired by a lyric from her song 'You Are In Love' from '1989' about dancing in a snowglobe.
In the attic, we see the project playing home movies that was the background for her lyric video for the song. The video is reminiscent of her music videos from her third album, 'Speak Now'.
Featuring her cats and board games, fans are wondering whether they are easter eggs for her future work. The board games featured are titled 'Devils Roll The Dice, Angels Roll Their Eyes', 'King of Hearts' — a Scrabble-like game with 'After Glow' spelled out on it, and 'Breakable Heaven' — a game for two players.
Keen-eyed fans also noticed that the pink phone that is featured in one of the rooms is the same one that Swift is seen talking on in the video for Taylor Swift's 2007 'Our Song'.
Swifties also believe that the seven rooms featured in the video symbolize her seven albums.
Many viewers think the video is inspired by the 2019 rom-com from Netflix, 'Someone Great'. Swift had mentioned that the movie was her favorite during her appearance on the 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' back in May.
Check out the music video for 'Lover' below: