WATCH: Taylor Swift Goes Crazy In “Blank Space” VIDEO
Taylor Swift has debuted her “Blank Space” music video. She plays a crazy girlfriend who torments a man inside and around a ridiculous mansion. The singer goes wild as an unhinged character, spoofing her public image and doing all sorts of bizarre things to her beau. What begins as an idyllic romance with an extremely handsome man in a luxurious setting quickly descends into hurt feelings, madness and violence. But it’s fun!
Swift cuts holes in his shirt, sets clothes on fire, smashes his car with a golf club, drops his phone in a fountain, knifes his portrait, chops down a tree, and generally proves to be a terrifying, one-woman wrecking crew in smeared makeup. As the lyrics explain, “Darling, I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream.”
The star has explained in interviews (in case anyone misses the video’s point) that she’s lampooning her public image as a crazy and jealous nuclear bomb when it comes to romance. The “Blank Space” video definitely has some very striking visuals and quite a bit of humor. It follows “Shake It Off” as the second video tied to 1989, Swift’s massive-selling album. Check out the video below, and tell us what you think.