8 Pop Music Videos With Hidden Messages
6. Zayn Malik – Pillowtalk
Zayn Malik first grew to fame when he appeared with his One Direction band mates on X-Factor. The boy band quickly won the hearts of the world which made Zayn’s departure into a solo career all the more devastating. Luckily, during Zayn’s first single “Pillowtalk” he proved that he hasn’t forgotten where he came from and featured a hidden nod to his band mates and former career that only a few caught on to. The abstract video features a brief shot of Zayn with a black tear rolling down one side of his face. Back on his X-Factor days with One Direction Zayn cried the exact same black tear during his performance of “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” As much as Zayn wanted out of One Direction, it’s clear that this singer definitely still has a soft spot for his old band mates.
5. Taylor Swift – Style
Taylor Swift’s album 1989 was laced with direct and indirect references to her relationship with One Direction band member Harry Styles. In “Out of the Woods” she referenced the classic paper airplane necklace that Harry Styles wore religiously and the lyrics stated, “Your necklace hanging from my neck … two paper airplanes flying, flying.” Another song on her album, “Style,” was clearly another direct nod to Styles which was confirmed even more so when the video was released! The video features a split second shot of Taylor holding the paper airplane necklace which he reportedly let her wear during their relationship, and many people called the gesture a token of his love!