Let’s be real, consistently-polarizing rapper Kanye West was right; Taylor Swift isn’t the championing video maker that Beyoncé is. “You Belong With Me” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” were cute, but couldn’t truly match the first class impressiveness of a Queen Bey visual. 1989 looks like the turning point of Taylor’s likability among mainstream pop audiences (*cough* gays), finally getting it right with an album that almost beat Britney Spears‘ record for highest first week sales for a female solo artist, and she continues her winning streak with possibly one of the best videos of her career with “Blank Space.”
The Joseph Kahn (“Womanizer”, “Perfume”) directed video stars Taylor as a man-eating, psycho babe… so basically herself (kidding!) who
gets to bone dates veteran model Sean O’Pry portraying a delectable piece of smoldering man candy.
Not to mention a quick cameo of certified most precious cat in the world, Olivia Benson.
The love story starts with horseback rides and champagne picnics on a picturesque estate, but quickly takes a dark turn when Taylor goes cuckoo-bananas after seeing her man texting on a phone that actually isn’t there for product placement. You go with that artistic integrity, Tay.
Trouble, trouble, trouble.
This is kinda what I fantasized what Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth‘s breakup looked like. I don’t think they’re ever going to get back together. Like ever. Taylor’s not in the mood to get down to this sick beat.
In all sincerity, “Blank Space” is a thoroughly enjoyable companion piece to a great song from Taylor, and solidifies her place as a contemporary pop star. We actually can’t wait to see what she has in store next. Keep on shaking, T-Swizzle.