Taylor Swift’s new music video for ‘Delicate’ is finally here

After a monthlong lull in new video releases, Taylor Swift is back in the game with the music video for “Delicate.”It’s the fourth music video for a song off of her Reputation album, a highly-anticipated release which dropped back in November 2017 and broke a number of sales records. “Delicate” was not an official single from Reputation — that honor went to “Look What You Made Me Do,” “…Ready For It?” and “End Game” featuring Ed Sheeran and Future. Instead, it’s one of the subtler, softer songs on the album, a vulnerable and intimate pop track built over an unhurried synth line and breathy, confessional vocals.The video is another collaboration with longtime Swift music video director Joseph Kahn, with whom the singer has had an extensive creative relationship. They teamed up for all three of the other Reputation-era visuals, plus “Bad Blood,” “Wildest Dreams,” “Blank Space” and “Out of the Woods” from her previous album.Swift first teased the video’s release about a week back, and it dropped Sunday, March 11 at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.The singer is also gearing up for her big Reputation stadium tour: it kicks off on May 8 in Arizona, with pop singers Camila Cabello and Charli XCX enlisted to open for her as she makes her way around the world.I know that it’s delicate... https://t.co/0H5EpgcFtd— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) March 12, 2018Watch it below. Continue Reading

Taylor Swift’s unexpected music video

Taylor Swift's new music video will be "unexpected and grand".The 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' hitmaker is due to drop her music video for 'Delicate' this weekend and its director Joseph Khan has teased that the singer will be delivering something a bit different for this video.He teased: "It's going to be unexpected and it's going to be grand. I can't get into too much detail. The need is love and the expression of it. And it's not about flowers. People have been sending me ideas, and generally it's like flowers, or pink dresses or blue skies. And those are all the things you'd think you'd want in a video, but they wouldn't fill what you need out of a song like that. So, I think I have a plan here to address that, but it's completely unexpected."Khan has collaborated with Taylor on a number of videos including 'Look What You Made Me Do', 'Blank Space' and 'Bad Blood' and says it is always a "collaborative" process between the pair.Speaking to E! News, he added: "Everything we do is completely collaborative. I've always said on a certain level, she's almost co-director on these videos. People give me a lot of credit, but I think people find it very hard to believe that this beautiful, svelte, incredibly attractive girl is also a genius."Like, you don't put those two things together. You think, 'Oh, she has these gifts. She must not have the others.' But remember, she has been writing songs herself since she was a teenager and selling to record companies. She's a writer at heart. And she may kill me for saying this, I think she's also a nerd at heart, too." Continue Reading

Taylor Swift’s new music video makes biggest YouTube debut ever

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift's vengeful new music video "Look What You Made Me Do," is smashing records on YouTube, garnering more than 43 million views in its first 24 hours of release. YouTube said on Tuesday it was the biggest debut of any video in YouTube history, beating the 36-million mark set by South Korean singer Psy's "Gentleman" for that time frame in 2013. "Look What You Made Me Do," in which Swift takes aim at those who have attacked her professionally and personally in the last 10 years, has been heavily scrutinized by fans and entertainment media since it was premiered at the MTV Video Music Awards show on Sunday. Swift, 27, who has been absent from award shows and red carpet events in 2017 after highly publicized feuds with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry, did not attend the ceremony. YouTube said the video averaged over 30,000 views per minute in its first 24 hours, with hourly views reaching over 3 million. By Tuesday, YouTube views had surpassed the 53 million mark. The music video starts with Swift crawling out of a grave and declaring her old self dead, portraying a hard-edged artist with nothing left to lose. It ends with the singer reviving all the personas of her music career - from gawky, guitar-playing 16-year-old to poised Grammy winner - and having them bicker with each other for being fake, pretending to be nice and playing the victim. The rapping, techno-beat single is the first from a new Swift album due for release in November called "Reputation." Swift has some way to go before breaking the all-time YouTube music video, which is held by Latin singer Luis Fonsi's 2017 global hit "Despacito," which surpassed the 3 billion mark in early August. (Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by James Dalgleish) (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2017. Click For Restrictions Continue Reading

Taylor Swift drops new music video, thanks fans in ‘New Romantics’

Taylor Swift is singing praises to her fans for the success of her latest album. On Wednesday, the recent Grammy winner gifted her legion of Swifties with a new music video for bonus track “New Romantics” from her hit “1989” album. TAYLOR SWIFT TO BE HONORED WITH THE TAYLOR SWIFT AWARD “The best people in life are free,” the 26-year-old songstress wrote on Twitter, referencing a lyric from the pop track. The video, which was made available exclusively on Apple Music, was a love letter to her loyal followers. “The fans are the best part of this tour. They’re the reason the show is incredible and I know those fans out there are just all in” Swift said at the beginning of the video. The latest video from the notorious squad leader is much simpler than her other dramatic productions, like the epic girl battle in “Bad Blood.” Instead, footage from her “1989” tour plays throughout the video for “New Romantics.” “I don’t want to forget anything that happened on this tour. It was one of those remarkable moments in time when everything felt exciting,” she recalled during the video. The gratitude towards her listeners is appropriate as the “Shake it Off” crooner has swept this year’s award season. Over the weekend, she took home three awards — including Album of the Year — at the iHeart Radio Music Awards. On Tuesday, it was also announced the blonde beauty will add another honor to her impressive musical resume. The BMI Pop Awards will award the Taylor Swift award to the starlet. Naturally, she’s the first recipient of the accolade. Continue Reading

Taylor Swift blamed for damaging habitat of endangered bird while filming music video in New Zealand

Taylor Swift’s music video shoot could have crushed endangered bird nests, and animal advocates aren’t just going to shake it off. The “Bad Blood” singer’s film crew was accused of driving too many production vehicles across Bethells Beach near Auckland, the home of endangered baby dotterels, according to reports. There are only two breeding pairs and 1,700 dotterels left in New Zealand, Waitakere Ranges local board chair Sandra Coney told RadioNZ. Cherokee Films was allowed to have two vehicles on the sand, but conservationists claimed the crew brought up to a dozen vans and off-road vehicles, which would disturb the nests. She said they’re looking into whether the production company broke any other rules. “For instance, they can only go on a certain part of the beach, they can only go at a certain speed and there should always be someone walking in front of the vehicles to make sure there are no dotterels in the way,” Coney said. The film crew apologized for possibly endangering the rare birds, and defended Swift. “Taylor Swift and her management team were in no way at fault and did not do anything that violated permits or ordinances,” Cherokee Films said in a statement. They said that no dotterels were harmed in the making of Swift’s music video, and claimed the filming happened outside of the endangered bird’s breeding area. The pop star's film crew will also be making a donation to the dotterel breeding program. Continue Reading

Harry Styles says he feels ‘lucky’ to be subject of Taylor Swift’s music: ‘They’re good songs’

If there was any lingering animosity between exes Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, it sure sounds like they're out of the woods. The 20-year-old One Direction heartthrob was put on the spot while promoting new album "FOUR" during a Google Hangout session Sunday when asked what it feels like to have Swift write songs about him. "We write from personal experience, and I think everyone does," he said, referring to his own band's music. "So it would be hypocritical of us to be like, 'Oh you can't write songs,' And she's really good, so they're good songs. So I'm lucky in that sense." Swift reportedly penned "Out of The Woods" and "Style" off her latest album about the boy bander. She also famously turned on a British accent while performing "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" at the 2013 Grammys, which sent the Twitterverse into a frenzy speculating that she was mocking Styles. Swift, 24, dropped a new music video Monday for "Blank Space," her next single off "1989." The video is poking fun at her reputation with ex-boyfriends and the attention her love life has received over the years after she's released hit after hit about her famous flings. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO. Continue Reading

Dancing senior citizens remake Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ in new music video

Alex Boye proves age is just a number in his new music video remaking Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." The singer, who has redone songs like "Shake it Off" by Taylor Swift and "Let It Go" from the movie "Frozen," dressed up like a grandpa and enlisted senior citizens for called “Oldtown Cover,” his version of the Bruno Mars hit. Boye wrote on his Facebook page that he only used grandmas and grandpas in the video, and that "they all did their own stunts." The actors are dressed up and getting down to the song. There are some minor differences from the original video including a motor scooter, canes and a lot more gray hair. But the grandparents prove they have the dance moves to keep up with the younger crowd. The oldest person in the video was 92, Boye said in his Facebook post. Combined, the video cast members from the clip have raised 500 children, 1,200 grandchildren, and 250 great grandchildren. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading

Critics: Taylor Swift’s Music Video Glamorizes ‘White Colonial Fantasy of Africa’

Taylor Swift's latest music video lacks racial diversity and glamorizes "the white colonial fantasy of Africa," critics say. "Wildest Dreams," which was shot in California and Africa, is a love story that features a mainly white cast, with the exception of two black actors who play soldiers. NPR was among several media outlets that published criticism of the new video, charging Swift and her team with using Africa as the backdrop of a music video that’s “devoid of any African person or storyline.” The article reads, in part: Here are some facts for Swift and her team: Colonialism was neither romantic nor beautiful. It was exploitative and brutal. The legacy of colonialism still lives quite loudly to this day. Scholars have argued that poor economic performance, weak property rights and tribal tensions across the continent can be traced to colonial strategies. So can other woes. In a place full of devastation and lawlessness, diseases spread like wildfire, conflict breaks out and dictators grab power. […] Swift's music is entertaining for many. She should absolutely be able to use any location as a backdrop. But she packages our continent as the backdrop for her romantic songs devoid of any African person or storyline, and she sets the video in a time when the people depicted by Swift and her co-stars killed, dehumanized and traumatized millions of Africans. That is beyond problematic. Director Joseph Kahn pushed back against allegations of racism and colonialism, arguing that the video depicts a love affair on a film set and that it does not have a political agenda. He added that people of color produced, directed and edited the video, and that they "collectively decided it would have been historically inaccurate to load the crew with more black actors, as the video would have been accused of rewriting history." "This video is set in the past by a crew set in the present and we are all proud of our work," he said. Watch the video Continue Reading

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran go back to elementary school in new music video ‘Everything Has Changed’

Taylor Swift went back in time for her new music video, “Everything Has Changed.” The song features Ed Sheeran, 22, and the video shows the two singers as elementary school friends who bond and spend precious childhood moments together. “I’ve been excited about this for a very long time,” Swift, 23, tweeted Thursday with a link to the video. “Now I get to share it with you.” Their youthful play includes painting their faces with crayons, pretending to be a princess and knight and telling stories in a teepee. They even dance with each other in the empty school gym, and the kid version of Sheeran reads “The Notebook” by Nicholas Sparks to Swift’s little girl replica. In the end, Swift and Sheeran end up being the parents to the little ones and give each other a longing stare. A hopelessly romantic ending to a sweet tale. MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Taylor Swift set to debut new music video at Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Mariah Carey hitting high notes. Taylor Swift debuting a star-studded music video. And Kanye West possibly rushing the stage. Those are the things Billboard Music Awards hosts Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen are most excited when it comes to Sunday's show in Las Vegas. "Finger in the ear Mariah! I can definitely hit it, but I'm going to save that for the show," the rapper said in an interview at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where the show will take place. Carey, who is currently in residency in Vegas, is set to perform at the Billboard Awards. West will close the three-hour show. "I don't think he's going to rush the stage this time around. I think he's going to chill," Ludacris said. "Now if you have some free liquor for him like some brown, some cognac or something - that might be a whole different story. He may rush the stage and rush some people in the audience at the same time." "If I were up there and he rushed the stage, I would let him do whatever he wants, I swear," Teigen said. Ludcaris said he "might tackle" West. Teigen, who is married to John Legend, said she would film it. "I would be Instagraming it," the model said. "I'd be so excited." The night will feature a number of moments that could dominate Instagram and other social platforms Monday morning. Swift will debut her music video for "Bad Blood," which will feature actresses Lena Dunham, Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo and Jessica Alba, as well as musicians like Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding and Hayley Williams of Paramore, among others. Swift is also the lead nominee with 14 nominations, including top artist, top Billboard 200 album for "1989" and top Hot 100 for "Shake It Off." Sam Smith follows behind Swift with 13 nominations. The British crooner won't attend the show Sunday because of vocal-cord issues. He also cancelled his weekend performance at the Rock In Rio USA Festival in Las Vegas, which starred Swift and Bruno Mars on Friday and Continue Reading