Taylor Swift's music video for "I Knew You Were Trouble" made its debut today. The pop song comes off her fourth studio album Red and has the singer-songwriter reflecting on a failed relationship, which is familiar territory for Swift's songs. The new video begins with Swift lying on the cold, hard ground, which is fitting to the lyrics of the song.
MTV.com debuted the video below, which comes packaged with a two-minute intro that has Swift waking up outside, all alone and surrounded by what looks like the remains of a party, or more likely, what's left of the relationship she was in with the guy she's singing about. Watch it below:
In spite of the fact that the song is more pop with some shades of dubstep, there's something about it that keeps reminding me of Paramore. And seeing Swift standing around in the middle of nowhere was a little reminiscent of the video for Paramore's "crushcrushcrush." Or maybe it's just her hair, which deviates from the blonde tresses we're used to seeing.
Either way, the video works. A credit to Anthony Mandler, who directed it. His recent work includes Rihanna's "Diamonds," Muse's "Madness" and Flo Rida's "Sweet Spot" (featuring Jennifer Lopez).
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