Lorde has revealed that her fiery new video for her latest single Magnets doesn't mean what you think it does.

The video for her collaboration with Disclosure was released yesterday, and sees the sultry singer having an affair with a taken man, before things turn nasty.

Many thought the video was about an affair gone wrong, especially when Lorde ties the man to a chair, pushes him in a pool and watches it go up in flames.

But she took to Facebook to tell fans that there was a scene in the video that they might have missed which changes its meaning.

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Watch Lorde's video for Magnets:

"The most important detail is the girlfriend's black eye, when she's by the window," Lorde wrote.

"Watch with that moment in mind. That's the point the whole video hinges on ... takes it from being 'an affair narrative' to being 'shitty domestic abuser dude's girlfriend hired miss ella the hit girl to 'seduce' him then take him the f*** out'."

The moment you might have missed in Lorde's new video for Magnets. Photo/YouTube
The moment you might have missed in Lorde's new video for Magnets. Photo/YouTube

The video has already been watched by more than a million people on YouTube.

Read more: The five best bits from Lorde's new video for Magnets

In the same post, Lorde said she'd enjoyed "stepping outside of myself" to play the hit girl.

- nzherald.co.nz