Hey duders! From time to time I like to get y'alls opinions of some of the jams that everyone is talking about... so let's talk music.
Taylor Swift’s new music video “I Knew You Were Trouble” has finally debuted on MTV. Everyone in the Buzznet office huddled around my computer to watch the premiere – and some walked away in the middle of it.
I however, Sara Haile Scoggins, was intrigued with where Taylor has taken her biggest music video to date. With tons of sets, fight scenes and actors; the video is leagues beyond anything we have seen from the cute country/pop star in the past. I will admit I was not a huge fan of the spoken introduction (just not a fan of those at all.) Found it bit awkward at first. However, knowing how fond Taylor is of telling a story, I accepted it and just went along for ride.
I was already a fan of the song and find the sentiment of being attracted to someone you know is bad for you uncomfortably relatable. I think the song and the video showcase a glimpse of Taylor adapting to what is popular in music today while still holding on to what she represents as an artist. Someone who tells stories via her music that mostly anyone can find some relevance in. It’s okay to disagree with me and say she is lame and “she’s trying too hard.” I am saying as a fan of Taylor’s for years, I was pleased to see her bring out the big guns for this video and decided to play a character and change things up.
To be honest, I can actually hear some of our staffers behind me laughing at the video.
“I Knew You Were Trouble” is full of fast clips, action and tells a story similarly (as Amy Pie pointed out) to Rihanna’s “We Found Love” – only the PG version. I appreciate seeing an artist grow beyond what is expected of them -- and in Taylor’s case, I am excited she is not wearing a sparkly dress on the front porch anymore.
Ooooop there goes another, “is this a serious video?” comment. Taylor is not for everyone anymore I guess.