Auckland man unwittingly stumbled on Lorde’s music video set, months before it dropped

An Auckland man who unwittingly captured the set of Lorde’s Solar Power music video way back in March says he was told it was an advertisement.
Matt Lloyd told Newshub he was sailing around Waiheke island with his family, trying to find a bay to disembark at.

They stumbled upon Cactus Bay – where the video was shot – and sailed up for a closer look.

Lloyd says he and his family were told by a man looking after the set they could not land on the beach as it was “too rocky and dangerous” – something he says isn’t strictly true.

“He was nice about it …we asked what it was and he told us it was for a commercial.”

Lloyd says he didn’t really believe the story due to the attention to detail on the set.

“[It] was amazing! It looked like something out of Survivor. We didn’t want to be a pain so moved off.”