Taylor Swift's 'Lavender Haze' music video is full of subtle references — here are 11 details you may have missed
"Lavender Haze" begins with a shot of light-blue toenails, just like "Our Song" did.
"Our Song" is a fan-favorite track from Swift's self-titled debut album — one of four albums that Swift has yet to rerecord after she lost her original masters.
The camera lingers over a vinyl titled "Mastermind," the 13th track on "Midnights."
"Lavender Haze" is the third music video Swift has released in her "Midnights" era, following "Anti-Hero" and "Bejeweled." Maybe "Mastermind" is next.
Swift revealed on Twitter that "Lavender Haze" was the first video treatment she wrote "out of the 3 that have been released," clearly implying that more videos are on the way.
The "Mastermind" vinyl cover features two constellations: Sagittarius and Pisces.
Swift has been known to pay homage to Alwyn through astrology in the past; back in 2017, she wore a Pisces constellation ring.
This brief shot is a likely reference to "Maroon," another track on "Midnights."
"Maroon," the second track on "Midnights," opens with a tender scene: "When the morning came / We were cleaning incense off your vinyl shelf / 'Cause we lost track of time again."
Swift is shown with a cloud above her head, recalling the "Me!" music video.
In the "Me!" music video, Swift walks through a room full of clouds as she sings, "I know that I went psycho on the phone / I never leave well enough alone."
Then, she's nearly swallowed by a cloud that transforms into a monster. She sings, "And trouble's gonna follow where I go."
The clouds seem to represent Swift's flaws, as well as outside threats to her peace and happiness. Recycling this imagery in "Lavender Haze" underscores the theme of the album: .
On Twitter, Swift thanked Ashley for costarring in the video, writing that she "adored" working with him.
"You are brilliant and this is an experience I will never forget," he replied.
The floral pattern could be a reference to "Don't Blame Me," the fourth track on "Reputation" ("I once was poison ivy, now I'm your daisy").
Swift was born on December 13, 1989 and has long claimed 13 as her lucky number. During her "Speak Now" era, she would often draw the number on the back of her hand.
The weather forecast may also be a cheeky nod to "Midnight Rain," the sixth track on "Midnights."
These blue, purple, and pink flowers recall Swift's hair in "You Need to Calm Down."
During Swift's 2011 tour for her third album "Speak Now," she played a blue acoustic guitar with koi-fish inlays. The very same fish reappear in the video for "Lavender Haze," swimming through the stars.
This could be another clue that "Speak Now (Taylor's Version)" will be the next rerecorded album that Swift releases — already a popular theory .
Later in the "Lavender Haze" video, Swift draws back her curtains to see the koi fish gliding past her window.
This recalls the symbolic fishbowl in the "Lover" music video — itself a likely reference to "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd ("We're just two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl, year after year").
"I oftentimes remark that my life is like a fishbowl," Swift explained to CBS. "If I were to like, fall in love, somebody's choosing to be in that fishbowl with me... and live in that world just with me."
The fish could also represent Swift's partner Joe Alwyn, who is a Pisces.
Alwyn was born on February 21, 1991, which makes him a Pisces, the zodiac sign represented by a fish.