I Knew You Were Trouble: The official video

Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, one guy who actually saw the music video for I Knew You Were Trouble, we’ve been waiting to finally comment on it since it premiered on December 13, on MTV. Simply put, I want to embed a video we all can watch. Now I can – the official video is up on YouTube!

Watch on YouTube

I particularly love the intro. There’s nothing that someone in a bad relationship doesn’t already know, but it’s worth highlighting how accurate the Enchantress’ portrayal of a break up after a bad relationship really is. You don’t really break up, you’re more like left behind in the dust.

I think… I think when it’s all over it just comes back in flashes, you know? It’s like a kaleidoscope of memories. It just all comes back… but he never does.

I think part of me knew the second I saw him that this would happen.

(Photo: Big Machine via MTV News)
(Photo: Big Machine via MTV News)

It’s not really anything he said, or anything he did. It was the feeling that came along with it. And the crazy thing is I don’t know if I’m ever going to feel that way again. I don’t know if I should.

I knew his world moved too fast and burned too bright. But I just thought, how can the devil be pulling you towards someone who looks so much like an angel when he smiles at you?” Maybe he knew that when he saw me.

I guess I just lost my balance.

I think the worst part of it all wasn’t losing him, it was losing me.

– Taylor Swift, prologue to I Knew You Were Trouble

There’s quite a bit to digest in this video. It’s probably the Princess in Red’s most image heavy production. It’s a complete departure from anything she’s ever done. There’s no contemplation except for the aftermath, a picture of devastation that symbolizes her own mental state.

The plot is a story ages old. Girl falls for bad boy. Hard. Bad boy takes her along for a joyride. Girl changes to what she thinks bad boy wants, but after the thrill and the adventure is gone he leaves her anyway. Girl learns an important lesson at the cost of losing herself.

I Knew You Were Trouble was directed by Anthony Mandler and it stars Taylor Swift and Reeve Carney.

I don’t know if you know who you are until you lose who you are.

– Taylor Swift, prologue to I Knew You Were Trouble

If you’re one of my email subscribers, you may have received an old post that decided to un-publish itself. Sorry, I am not sure what happened yet.

The German TV show Schlag den Raab will have the Princess in Red as their musical guest this week, December 15. I don’t know whether this is a live performance or a recorded one.

(Photo: Big Machine via MTV News)
(Photo: Big Machine via MTV News)

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources:  YouTube)