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Lila Drew ponders a broken heart in her “Locket” video

Take a ride in a vehicle filled with butterflies in the teen songwriter’s new video.

February 27, 2020

Lila Drew's "Locket" video starts with a man flailing on the ground after being lit on fire, and it ends with the teen singer surrounded by butterflies. It is perhaps a visual metaphor for your first heartbreak, a rush of emotion that can engulf you in seconds and leave you feeling breathless until, well, you just feel better. That is the energy Drew brings to her mournful party as she sings of "moving on" and "missing out" over a warm, hypnotic beat. Drew undercuts her tendency to lean into dramatics with a sharp pen and informs the person she's missing that "it rains in LA now," something that renders the city a "sadist’s paradise" in her eyes.

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Speaking about the song via email, Drew told The FADER: "'Locket is an exploration of the first time I ever experienced heartbreak. I loved the idea of a locket — something that’s perfect and strong, but hides personal memories inside of it. I took that idea and tried to paint a picture of the feelings that came with that heartbreak — guilt, sadness, but also optimism in the sense that I was able to grow from those experiences."

Watch the video for "Locket" at the top of the page.

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Lila Drew ponders a broken heart in her “Locket” video