Taylor Swift Relives Romance with Ex Harry Styles in New Video “Style”
He’s so vain he will probably think this son is about him – and he would be dead on the money.
Taylor Swift premiered the clip for song Style on Friday morning and it was pretty obvious who the video was meant for.
The 25-year-old made Friday the 13th her lucky day – 13 is already her favourite number – as she released the rather dreamy clip simultaneously on the internet and Good Morning America.
(Latest release: Taylor Swift premiered the clip for song Style on Friday morning simultaneously on the internet and Good Morning America)
While she may have dropped the ‘s’ – yes Taylor we all see what you did there – it was clear the singer wanted everyone to know that her song was in fact about ex Harry Styles.
While not actually in the video, the One Direction star was everywhere in the rather romantic film clip.
Filmed as a part dream, part memory sequence, Taylor’s stand-in Harry reflects on their now fractured romance.
Cue cracked mirror images, slow motion walks in the forest and on the beach, longing looks and a little bit of sauciness
Standing in for the Brit boy band member is another man from across the pond, Dominic Sherwood – who dates his Modern Family co-star Sarah Hyland.
The one blue, one brown eyed actor looks a little like Edward from Twilight meets Harry Styles in the clip, but dressed in a white T-shirt – when he is wearing a shirt – and blue jeans definitely stands as a reminder of the singer’s former beau.
Taking inspiration from the rather 80s summer track feel of the song, the pair separately frolic in the ocean, in a convertible car around the Hollywood Hills and in the sheets.
As the lyrics say Harry, or in this case stand-in Harry, has that ‘long hair slicked back white t-shirt’ and Taylor also follows the lyrics when it comes to dressing.
In the video, the Blank Space star gets to wear a few different outfits – including a flowing white dress, a tight white romper and a checked frock – but makes sure to constantly have ‘that red lip classic thing that you like’ going on.
During the clip, Taylor wearing her many outfits plays like a movie in Dominic’s head while also holding up fractured bits of mirror revealing what she saw in their relationship and showing it back to him.
Giving us an insight into what her and Harry’s relationship was like, the star sings about being picked up at midnight in a car with no headlights and discussing him romancing other girls.
In the most telling part of the clip, Taylor makes sure her ex beau knows for sure the song and video is about him by holding up a tiny paper plane necklace at one point.
The necklace is an actual artifact form their relationship, with the chain once belonging to Harry but he gave it to Taylor during the time they were dating.
But just in case Harry – whom Taylor dated from 2012 until the start of 2013 – thinks she has not moved on, the singer gets her revenge during the clip as by getting up close and personal with a shirtless Dominic.
While the video utilises her ex’s name, Taylor has said if she wanted to really make the song represent their relationship it should have had another title.
(Not subtle: In the most telling part of the clip, Taylor makes sure her ex beau knows for sure the song and video is about him by holding up a tiny paper plane necklace at one point)
(Precious gift: The necklace is an actual artifact form their relationship, with the chain once belonging to Harry (seen here in October 2012) but he gave it to Taylor (pictured November that same year) during the time they were dating)
Confirming who the track is about to Rolling Stone, she said: ‘We should have just called it I’m Not Even Sorry.’
Not only is the sing about a famous person, starring another famous person’s boyfriend, it was directed by Jaime King’s husband Kyle Newman.
Style is the third music video from her album 1989 – she has also released a clip for Shake It Off and Blank Space.
The album recently made her the second woman to have to have two albums hit No. 1 for at least 10 weeks in the Billboard charts and her album remains top of the album charts.
[via Daily Mirror]