As the Hunger Games MockingJay Part 1 movie climbs in box office ratings, so does Lorde's' music video, mostly shot in suburban Mahwah, NJ on a drizzly brisk night in September 2014. Police were present to guard this Grammy winner and the production company as she filmed in several places, the town pool, a dirt road near Darlington County Park and at the Sheraton Crossroads, sources report. The filming took place over night and into the early hours of the morning. Ironically the mood of the video was a perfect match for the weather that night.
In the video one can see trees reminiscent of Mahwah. Being familiar with Mahwah, though, frankly the only thing I can tell was definitely Mahwah was the scene at the Mahwah Pool.
The talented, young Lorde is the curator of the entire Hunger Games MockingJay Part 1 soundtrack. On Tumblr Lourdes expressed how she hoped the song really got inside the head of Hunger Games character, Katniss. The video is nearing 10 million views.