Taylor Swift faces her worst fears in her brand new video, “Anti-Hero,” which she describes as watching her “nightmarish scenarios and intrusive thoughts unfold in real time.”
In the clip, written and directed by the singer herself, Swift faces a series of horror movie scenarios: she is haunted by ghosts in her house, she encounters the evil version of herself who encourages bad behavior, and she turns into a giant that scares people. a way.
The video ends with a funeral scene, featuring Research groupthis is John Early, new girl‘s Mary Elizabeth Ellis and comedian Mike Birbiglia as Swift’s bratty children who are shocked to find she cut them out of her will and left her big beach house to a cat sanctuary.
“There’s probably a secret coded message that means something else!” Early suggests, a nod to Swift’s fans’ obsessive scouring of her posts for clues. “Yeah, yeah, yeah, that’s what mom would always do,” Birbiglia said before reading the will, “PS There’s no secret coded message that means anything else. I love you, Taylor.”
“Anti-Hero” is the first single from his new album, Midnightswhich she describes as “a collage of intensity, ups and downs, ebbs and flows. Life can be dark, starry, cloudy, terrifying, electrifying, hot, cold, romantic or lonely”.
In what she describes as a “chaotic surprise”, Swift released 7 unexpected bonus tracks titled Midnight (3am edition) in the early hours of Friday morning, bringing the track listing to 20. Explaining the bonus tracks, Swift tweeted, “I’m thinking of Midnights as a full concept album, with these 13 songs forming a complete picture of the intensities of this mystifying and crazy hour. However! There were other songs we wrote on our journey to find that magic 13. I call them 3am tracks. Lately, I’ve loved the feeling of sharing more of our creative process with you, like we do with the tracks on From The Vault. So it’s 3 a.m. and I’m giving them to you now.”
“Anti-Hero” is the first video from the star-studded visual album for Midnights which will roll out in the coming weeks/months and will feature Laura Dern, Jack Antonoff, Laith Ashley, the Haim sisters, Pat McGrath and Dita Von Teese.
Watch the video for “Anti-Hero” below: