Taylor Swift was no doubt so very excited to release the video for her latest single Delicate, reportedly about her current boyfriend Joe Alwyn. But unfortunately any good attention Taylor intended to get was overshadowed by the bad kind after people started hissing “Copy Cat, Copy Cat!“. So she’s released a second video for Delicate, and this time she was able to keep the blatant plagiarism to a minimum.
Taylor announced yesterday on Twitter that a second video for Delicate would be out on Spotify at midnight. Thankfully today is a holiday for most elementary schools, otherwise I can only imagine how disappointed all those 9-year-olds would have been after hearing the words, “No you can’t stay up until midnight to watch Taylor’s new video, it’s a school night.”
People says the video was shot in one take, and that she slyly references Joe in the video by pointing to her necklace with the letter J engraved on it. Either I’m psychic, or Taylor is more predictable than a set of loaded dice. In the video, you’ve got Taylor pretending to sing into a hand-held camera while wandering through the woods in perfectly styled hair and a shearling coat. It’s like The Blair Witch Project if it was produced by Ralph Lauren. But the real horror here is that it’s shot in….(gasp) portrait mode.
I actually had to stop watching about a minute in because I started to get nauseous. That’s not a crack about Taylor’s voice. I get motion sickness, and that camera work the type of unsteady that made me feel like I was watching roller coaster footage. I bet that was her plan all along. Taylor is such an expert at securing corporate dollars that this totally unnecessary video is probably a commercial for Dramamine.