Nadine Lustre and James Reid have released the music video for “Summer” to fans’ delight, and we need to talk about it.
Produced by James and directed by Nadine, this video is nothing like they’ve done before. Sure, it features familiar summer depictions as expected, such as the two frolicking in a dreamy field, or Nadine swimming against a waterfall backdrop. But there are a few elements that got our attention, to say the least—like James carrying sword and the constant imagery of mirrors throughout the clip. A visual treat, “Summer” is almost like a short, avant-garde film.
Fans took to Twitter to share their theories on what they think the video means.
Yung green pa hill, pero pagdating nung mirror everything turns lavender including the hill. 💜
Mirror represents truth and clarity. So maybe just maybe they know their truth is flowery than the dreary things people throw at them. 💜
Nadine symbolizes fluidity despite everything that comes their way it is love that washes over James. The catalyst is James he puts balance to Nadine's life, his reflection on the mirror shows that he can always see through whatever his lady love is going through.
Through IG stories, Nadine said that’s she’s loving all the assumptions, but “TBH, no one really came close.” But she did reveal that there are so many things she wants to share about the concept and she thinks she’s “gonna have to spill sooner or later.”