Taylor Swift Debuts Strange But Telling 'Delicate' Music Video
- Author: Gwendolyn Kim Mar 13, 2018,
Mar 13, 2018, 7:39
"Delicate" is by far our favorite video from the reputation era as it showcases sadness, vulnerability, and Swift being her true self. Swift is then handed a note by a mysterious man as she's going into the dressing room.
Twitter users have pointed out what they think are similarities between Swift's new video and an ad for clothing brand Kenzo released in 2016.
Suddenly she's in the subway, and crawls barefoot onto the cleanest train anyone has ever seen. Shortly after, a sparkly note turns her invisible.
In the video, the 28-year-old singer plays a starlet who, after realizing she is invisible, uses her freedom to dance unabashedly through the streets of downtown Los Angeles. "My reputation's never been worse, so/ You must like me for me", she sings, to anyone who's willing to hear her.
Taylor Swift's new music video dropped on Sunday night, but to some fans, the Joseph Kahn-directed clip for "Delicate" looked a little familiar. And unlike her previous relationships, Swift has kept her current one with actor Joe Alwyn out of the spotlight. In the first scene, Swift has a glazed expression as she gazes off in the distance. No one notices her and she continues to dance. She's back in the real world. She also does a ideal split on top of a auto before entering a bar.
Fans are hoping "Delicate" will be able to replicate the success of the hitmaker's pre-Reputation singles. You can see the new video below here.
Swift's dance moves are said to be similar to those displayed by the young actress Maddie Ziegler in Sia's video for "Chandelier". She's no longer singing about past romantic regrets or fairytale endings, but about living in the moment, and the uncertain, endless possibilities of the future.