Ready to see Taylor Swift’s wub-a-dub-dub hit “I Knew You Were Trouble” set to a visual? Then you’ll have to wait a couple of minutes!
T-Swizzle’s latest single from Red, currently the country’s No. 1 album, has just been given a brand new Reeve Carney-starring, Anthony Mandler-directed clip. And, yes, it takes notes from Lana Del Rey’s “Ride” video (also directed by Mandler) in that you have to sit through a multi-minute monologue before getting to the desolate-desert drama you didn’t know you came for.
The narrative particulars seem to be influenced by Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ “We Found Love” video as well, as in there’s a backwards story illustrating a doomed love affair that may or may not have taken place at Coachella. Oh, and Swifty’s hair? As one coworker put it, “That’s so Avril Lavigne.”
It should be noted, of course, that this is Swift’s 23rd video — and that today is Swift’s 23rd birthday. So happy birthday her! Help the woman celebrate this milestone by watching the “Trouble” video with thine own eyes over at MTV, which has the video exclusively until tomorrow.