The long awaited newest Taylor Swift music video was released at midnight on 4.26. For weeks, Taylor Swift has been hinting at the release of something new. Personally, I was definitely hoping for a whole album, but I'll take a new single any day. Taylor Swift definitely came Out Of The Woods with a fun-filled, colorful, and a rather hectic music video featuring Brendan Urie of Panic! At The Disco.
With this year being her 13th year in the spotlight-- this is really exciting for her as it is well known for 13 to be her luckiest number-- it is very obvious that her popular music videos have changed quite drastically per album. From the original iconic Taylor Swift album to the newest single "Me!" of the hopefully next album, it is pretty evident that while she is still the great artist that she is, her style has definitely evolved with the many years of fame.
1. Teardrops On My Guitar
With 139 million views of one of Taylor Swift's first videos during her rise to fame, this video shows the most simple way to tell the story of the coordinating song. Taylor is the star of the video chasing after her crush and then sings about him breaking her good girl heart. The video is led by the song, simply changing scenes between Taylor Swift singing and acting the song out. "Teardrops On My Guitar" is ultimately a Swift classic.
Taylor Swift - Teardrops On My Guitar youtu.be
2. You Belong With Me
In my opinion, "You Belong With Me" is Taylor Swift's most iconic and classic video she has released. I don't know if there is really anything better than reliving a high school crush by watching Taylor Swift goof around in her bedroom, singing in her mirror, and acting out the song.
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me youtu.be
Again, the song "Mine" seems as though it was written to be portrayed by a music video. This video tells the story of a young girl falling for a young boy and it transitions through their lives together as they love each other. Nothing too extravagant, the fanciest things in this video are the photos of their lives that are beautifully hung from trees.
Taylor Swift - Mine youtu.be
4. We Are Never Getting Back Together
Red is the halfway point in her albums thus far, and this is about the time when Taylor Swift starts to kind of let loose of who she used to be to find her new self. Losing the curls, switching to full bangs, and adding the red lipstick to her style, Taylor Swift starts to redefine herself in "We Are Never Getting Back Together". At this point, she seems tired of writing songs about her broken hearts, and does this through a very fun, single-take video with her band of animal costumes set in the scene of a city.
Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together youtu.be
5. Blank Space
The 1989 album is a complete change in style for Taylor Swift. Even though this image was starting to be dropped in Red, the good girl, country star Taylor Swift has completely left that in the dust. In Blank Space, she is riding around on horses in fancy mansions stating she is no longer chasing after the boys and that she's "a nightmare dressed like a daydream." "Bad Blood", now that's a whole other story, Taylor Swift just hasn't been the same after 1989, that's for sure.
Taylor Swift - Blank Space youtu.be
6. Look What You Made Me Do
"The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now, because she's dead." If this isn't enough explanation, I don't know what could be better. This song is Taylor Swift's message to her fans that the classic curly haired, country singing, innocent teenager is no longer. The whole album and partnering videos of Reputation are filled with dark snakes, dark lipsticks, and revenge for the way Taylor used to be and who she's become since her increasing rise to fame.
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do youtu.be
This song has a great meaning and the wait was so long that any Taylor Swift fan could willingly and gladly admit to their large amount of excitement (clearly since it's reached over 100 million views in just the first weekend). The thing about this music video in comparison to the others is that while it does tell a story between Taylor Swift and Brendan Urie, it is covered with the extravagant creativity and colors of paint and unicorns that the meaning almost gets a little bit lost. With all of the loudness and color, Taylor Swift wants her fans to know through this fun video that no one could find another like her, and that is an anthem anyone could and should live by.
Taylor Swift - ME! (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco) youtu.be
Regardless of this progression of Taylor Swift's music videos, she is still and will always be the brilliant songwriter she has proven herself to be. Her songs all tell some kind of different story whether it be her teenage years of chasing after love interests and spending time with friends or her using music to completely change her image and to experiment. Taylor Swift will always continue to surprise her fans in what is coming next with her music. As a pretty big fan myself, I am very excited to see what has to come next after watching "Me!", and I definitely believe it could be absolutely anything.