End Game: The music video drops

I have my buried hatchets bookmarked in Google Maps, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who gets up in the middle of the night to write rants and music video releases apparently, we think Taylor could’ve included more cities. Then again, Montreal is expecting heavy snow this weekend so perhaps it’s better Tay kept to the big city names.

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(Source: Taylor Swift via VEVO)

“End Game” features appearances and talent by Future and Ed Sheeran. The video is directed by Joseph Kahn. It’s really nice to see her and Ed collaborate again and based on the interaction between them you could tell some friendly banter was going on. The video has scenes filmed in Miami, Tokyo and London and feels the need to announce all those cities because… I’m not sure. It’s basically Taylor partying it up yet keeping it cozy with a group of friends. New York City is not included.

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Did you notice all the snake references on the video? The straws on the glasses are snake straws. She rides a motorcycle at some point dressed in a bodysuit that has a snakeskin print. At around the 3 minute mark she’s on top of a bar playing the old snake video game.

Does it look good? Yes. Does it tell a story? No, but let’s be honest neither did the song. It’s literally about big reputation – or simply put, fame. I will say this, she seems to be having fun and it never seems like she’s trying to stand out. She’s always just part of a group of friends, and I hope that mirrors her real life (although my big theory for this album is she’s no longer trying to share her life with the public).

Coming soon! The 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media with Zayn for “I Don’t Want To Live Forever”. She also gets a nod for writing the Best Country Song for “Better Man” as performed by Little Big Town.

Coming up in the Calendar:

  • January 28: The 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media with Zayn for “I Don’t Want To Live Forever” and Best Country Song for “Better Man” as performed by Little Big Town.

(Source: Taylor Swift VEVO via YouTube)

Taylor at Z100’s and Capital FM’s Jingle Balls in New York City and London

Whiskey on ice… Could I see some ID, Taylor Nation?

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who can’t fly around the world because you gotta plan these things in advance you know, we’re wondering how we managed to follow the Sparkly Dressed in the past. I got older, I got smarter… and then you buy a place, get a mortgage and you got bills to pay. So it goes. This is why we can’t hav- Ok, ok, I will stop now.

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(Photo: Zack Lane / MSG Photos)

The Snake Queen played the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York on Saturday, December 9 and then took the Swift Jet to London to play the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball in London on Sunday, December 9. The guys from Capital FM were nice enough to put her performances in YouTube. This should be the standard to follow from now on.

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(Source: Capital FM)

Coming up next year! The 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Taylor Swift has two nomination. No, no, no, chill! Taylor’s reputation is not eligible yet. It will be eligible for 2019’s (wow that is a long time to wait). She is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media with Zayn for “I Don’t Want To Live Forever”. She also gets a nod for writing the Best Country Song for “Better Man” as performed by Little Big Town.

Coming up in the Calendar:

  • December 13: Jumping to the pool from the balcony…
  • January 28: The 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Taylor Swift is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media with Zayn for “I Don’t Want To Live Forever” and Best Country Song for “Better Man” as performed by Little Big Town.

(Sources: Z100 Jingle BallCapital FM Jingle Bell Ball)

Taylor Swift at Poptopia 2017

poptopiaAnother performance and another sparkly hoodie, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who forgot to comment on the fact that Taylor still goes acoustic, we… still like when she goes acoustic… Gee, that was pulitzer-prize writing material right there.

The Sparkly Dressed (with another sparkly hoodie) performed at the Poptopia concert event on Saturday December 2, 2017. The short set was the same one she used for the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball just the previous night. “…Ready For It?”,”Blank Space”,”Shake It Off”, “End Game” with Ed Sheeran showing up again! “Look What You Made Me Do” was the closer.

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I’m pretty sure she had Ed Sheeran on her speed dial, which is awfully nice of him. The dude was done with his set a while ago, same as in Jingle Ball. He wants to go home. I’d want to go home, but I’d also wouldn’t pass up the chance to hang with the Sparkly Hoodie.

Yes, she’s the Sparkly Hoodie now. Direct your complaints to the recycle bin.

Coming up in the Calendar:

  • December 5-8: The pre-sale starts for the first US Stadium Tours from Ticketmaster.
  • December 7, 2017: Taylor Swift plays at B96’s Jingle Bash at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
  • December 13: Jumping to the pool from the balcony…

Taylor Swift at the iHeart Jingle Ball

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(Source: iHeartRadio)

Only a few people can pull a sparkly hoodie, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who had his mac mini magically turn into a paperweight yesterday, we just learn that certain computers nowadays don’t last six years (Really? Because back in my day…). Never mind, let’s get back to Taylor.

The Sparkly Dressed (yes that is a sparkly hoodie) performed at the iHeart Jingle Ball on Friday December 1, 2017. Hey it was Saturday for some of us that stayed up for it…

Her short set included “…Ready For It?”,”Blank Space”,”Shake It Off”, “End Game” with Ed Sheeran and “Look What You Made Me Do” as her closer.  Here’s Taylor doing her thang.

 

I understand that for the short set she has to end with her current hit single, which is Look What You Made Do, but the song is not really much of a bop. Reputation has a lot of bangers and growers, but LWYMMD kind of flops for me. The chorus has no intensity, I find it dull. Still, it kinda ties the short set together.

Coming up in the Calendar:

  • December 1: Taylor Swift plays the KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2017 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
  • December 2: Taylor Swift is one of the acts for 997NOW’s POPTOPIA 2017 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
  • December 5-8: The pre-sale starts for the first US Stadium Tours from Ticketmaster.
  • December 7, 2017: Taylor Swift plays at B96’s Jingle Bash at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
  • December 13: Jumping to the pool from the balcony…

h8u: Liz Huett releases new music video!

I think it’s pretty obvious that I need drink right now.

Lizettes and Lizards, the inimitable Liz Huett, your Loveliest Partner in Crime, is killing it. Liz released a new music video yesterday for her latest single “h8u” and if you think she was the Bonnie to your Clyde for “STFU and Hold Me” she’s going all in for this one.

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I’ve said it before, but there’s a lot of love for Tom Petty in the track and I feel a vibe for his style on the video with those glasses 😉

I know some are tempted to draw comparisons to the “Speak Now” wedding theme, but there’s a major difference. “Speak Now” was about a wedding being interrupted. Liz’ takeover is more of an invasion. She’s not here to steal the groom. She’s here to wreck the place. And you know you love it.

On other news, Caitlin Evanson is touring with Shakira!!?!! They’re going places, I tell you. We’re overdue for an Agency update soon.

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(Source: Liz Huett via Twitter)

Coming up in the Calendar:

  • November 28: The account creation for Taylor Swift Tix closes at 12pm Eastern Time.
  • December 2, 2017: Taylor Swift is one of the acts for 997NOW’s POPTOPIA 2017 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
  • December 5-8: The pre-sale starts for the first stadium tours from Ticketmaster.
  • December 7, 2017: Taylor Swift plays at B96’s Jingle Bash at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois.

(Sources: Liz Huett via Vevo)