'I Bet You Think About Me': Taylor Swift's sweet-vindictive offering
As a pleasant surprise to fans, Taylor Swift dropped a new music video yesterday as part of releasing her re-recorded version of Red. The MV was for Swift's track, I Bet You Think About Me, a song that was not part of the singer's original 2012 release. What's more, the video has been directed by Swift's dear friend, actress Blake Lively. Here's our review.
Swift is, as expected, relatable and touching here
Voiced by Swift, the record also features country singer Chris Stapleton. The narrator talks about how their ex must be having a hard time forgetting them. The depth in writing is nothing compared to, say, All Too Well, but the theme of heartbreak and getting over a lover is beautifully apparent here. Swift, known for her love songs, is again relatable and touching here.
The video is funny, sweet, and expensive-looking
What really uplifts the project is the over six-minute-long video. Lively has imagined the song to be taking place at a wedding, where the groom's (played by Miles Teller) ex-lover (Swift in various avatars) is having the time of her life crashing it. The video is funny, sweet, and expensive-looking. And, it has an immersive story. Even Teller's real-life wife, Keleigh Sperry, gets featured.
Did you notice these clues and symbols in the clip?
Swifties are obsessed with the singer leaving various clues in her music. And, I Bet You Think About Me is no exception. Fans have been going gaga over the color of the wedding cake, implications of the various red dresses that Swift wore in the clip. The 31-year-old gifting a red scarf to the bride is presumably a sign that she's over the guy.
Even non-fans will enjoy the MV at least once
Overall, the Gossip Girl star gets full marks for her directorial debut. She uses beautiful angles to capture two sides of the story and Swift's goofy acting will get you. Even those who don't follow the Wildest Dreams singer can enjoy the video at least once. You can catch the MV on YouTube. Verdict: The song gets 3.5/5, while the smashing video bags 4/5.