Taylor Swift's "...Ready For It" Reminds Fans That The Old Taylor Is Dead
Taylor Swift dropped her music video for "...Ready For It?" on Friday and we, and probably Calvin Harris, were not ready for it.
Pop star Taylor Swift, a singer/songwriter who is well known for writing about her personal experiences, has released her latest music video for "...Ready for It?" off of her upcoming album Reputation.
The video, which dropped at midnight on Thursday, kept Swift fans awake for hours trying to figure out all of the hidden messages and metaphors.
One thing we know for sure? The old Taylor is 100% dead and she has been replaced by a naked cyborg Taylor.
Honestly, if this is Taylor Swift's bid to be in a gritty reboot of "The Parent Trap" sign us the f*ck up.
The director, Joseph Kahn, drew inspiration from anime and science fiction for the video, which is pretty obvious when Swift holds up an orb that looks like it's from "The Matrix" while walking through a "Blade Runner" inspired futuristic landscape.
Jokes aside, Swift's music and her videos are packed with more meaning than our entire lives, and the internet is dedicated to figuring it all out.
"...Ready For It" is a return to what Swift does best -- singing about her boyfriends.
In the video, "Joseph" written in Chinese is shown in a blink-and-you'll-miss it shot. This could allude to either the director, who is a frequent collaborator with Swift, or her current sweet babboo, British actor Joe Alwyn.
Further proof this is Swift giving a shoutout to Alwyn: the lyrics include "Some boys are tryin' too hard, he don't try at all though / Younger than my exes, but he act like such a man."
Swift's exes include 33-year-old Calvin Harris and 36-year-old Tom Hiddleston. Alwyn is a beautiful, innocent cinnamon bun, too pure for this world, at the young age of 26.
But there are plenty of other hidden messages throughout the video.
We have Swift's typical obsession with the number 13 and the year 1989, which pops up as graffiti throughout the video, but we also see her truly embracing her "snake" persona.
The Chinese characters for "Year of the Snake" can be seen while Swift walks down an alley way, which coincides with the year she was born, 1989.
And, there's a scene where Swift has a literal snake crawling up her face, just in case you missed that.
The hashtag #TaylorSwiftIsASnake was trending last year because of her feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, after Swift acted insulted over his lyrics, which he actually got permission from her to use. The lyrics in question were featured in Kanye's "Famous," "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous."
"Snake" can mean a scamming backstabbers, a snitch, or something you don't want on a plane.
On National Snake Day, Kim Kardashian tweeted, "Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days."
The hashtag picked up more steam following her messy breakup with Calvin Harris, where fans chose sides and pointed fingers at who was to blame.
All of this public feuding has encourage Swift to kill her former sweet, girl next door persona, and transform into a stronger, smarter person.
She's literally on a white horse. Like her 2008 song... "White Horse."
Lyrics to that song include "Stupid girl / I should have known, I should have known."
Is T-Swift concluding that she's finally woke AF when it comes to letting boys hurt her? Or is she gearing up to take down everyone she has a feud against in her latest album?
Only time will tell, but I'm truthfully frightened of her.
RIP old Taylor.
The Swift who sang about "Our Song" being the slam of screen doors is dead. Long live Snake Swift.