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!

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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)


I Knew You Were Trouble: The very short preview and Tay’s top five moments of 2012!

Hello Taylor Nation,

(Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com)
(Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com)

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who can’t believe how fast the year is coming to an end, we’d like to warn you that the following preview is the shortest clip ever. Like, ever. Before the preview, the Princess in Red was interviewed by MTV‘s Sway Calloway and revealed her top five moments of 2012.

  1. Being able to stay in touch with friends and family even with all the traveling.
  2. Traveling to five continents this year.
  3. Her experiences with the Grammys this year, including the performance, her two wins and hosting the nominations concert
  4. Getting to spend the release week of her new album RED with her fans and the fact that they bought so many copies.
  5. Getting to perform the new music from her album RED on the VMA EMA

A big shoutout to marrieta swiftie for helping out 🙂 Let’s go to the video!

Watch on YouTube

Thanks to VideoSwift for posting!

Here’s what MTV has said about what’s coming up tomorrow:

The full “I Knew You Were Trouble.” video will premiere Thursday, December 13 at 4:40 p.m. ET during “MTV First: Taylor Swift,” and will immediately go into rotation across all MTV channels. Fans will also be able to watch the video on demand at TaylorSwift.MTV.tv. And if the final product is half as good as the teaser, well, let’s just say you’re going to be watching it over and over again.

Remember to VOTE for Taylor! Only a few hours left. She’s nominated for the People Choice Awards (January 9) for three nominations: Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Country Artist and Favorite Song for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

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.

(Source: MTV News)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • December 13: No, seriously, you don’t know? I mean, really! How many times are we going to go over this?
  • December 13: The music video for I Knew You Were Trouble will premiere at 4:40 p.m. ET on MTV.
  • December 15: Taylor Swift will be the musical guest on the German TV show Schlag Den Raab.
  • December 31: Taylor Swift headlines at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

(Source: MTV)


I Knew You Were Trouble: Video to debut on Thursday, December 13!

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

Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, still one guy who just wants to hibernate until spring, we can’t wait to see the video for I Knew You Were Trouble that will debut on MTV this week. The Sparkly Dressed will debut her 23rd music video on her 23rd birthday, December 13. You can see the original article and more pictures at MTV.

Never before seen stills from the video have been released today leading up to the release. Tuesday, we’ll get clips from T-Swizzle discussing the video on set. Wednesday, she’ll countdown her top five moments of 2012 via a live stream and a small trailer of the video. Thursday, the video will premiere on MTV at 4:40 p.m. ET. At 5 p.m. ET, it will appear in rotation on all MTV network related channels.

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

Unfortunately with all things MTV, chances are the video will be region-coded until it’s released on YouTube and/or VEVO. Hopefully we’ll catch a break and see it.

Trouble features “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” star Reeve Carney as Taylor’s troubled lover. Director Anthony Mandler, known for his videos for Rihanna, Fun. and Lana Del Rey is at the helm. The video, which includes over 50 extras, was filmed in the area surrounding Los Angeles and, as the Enchantress explains to MTV, is as much a departure for the songstress visually as it is in its musical form.

“As soon as I started writing this song, I knew it was different from anything else on the record, so I knew I wanted the video to be different from anything we’d done ever done,” T-Swizzle said. “I wanted to tell the story of a girl who falls into a world that’s too fast for her, and suffers the consequences.”

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

Taylor will be speaking to Sway Calloway during MTV’s Big and Best of 2012 event on Wednesday followed by a trailer of the video, which will premiere on the Queen of Sparks’ birthday.

The Princess in Red appears in the cover for the December edition of Cosmopolitan UK with an article. As usual, the article will ask about her rumored romances, but you and I know she’ll dismiss that right off the bat.

In the Cosmopolitan UK article, according to Female First she also discusses a darker form of trouble that comes with fame – stalkers. I’m going to be honest, it makes me nervous to hear she’s had them. I know hardcore fans often get called that name as some sort of badge, but we’re talking the dangerous kind here. There’s nothing funny about it.

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

“I get nervous when I have stalker incidents,” she told Cosmopolitan UK. “I try not to talk too much about it because it scares me. Sometimes you get a dude who kind of wants to steal you. That’s why I’m so grateful I have people looking after me, like Dennis [bodyguard]. Over the past couple of years it’s got worse. I get told if there’s been an attempt or a threat.”

She also reveals she does get warned of the crazy ones. “My security text me a picture and say, ‘Look out for this dude; he’s driven across the country, he’s off his meds,’ or something like that. No one has ever been successful in getting into my house or anything like that. I have an amazing security team.”

Stay safe, Tay! We fans know to look out for her too.

Moving onto happier things, here’s the long version of the photoshoot for ELLE Canada magazine.

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Thanks to TSwiftVideosUpdate for posting!

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

Remember to VOTE for Taylor!

  • The American Country Awards (December 10) for Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist, Single of the Year, Best Female Single and Best Female Video. You can vote here.
  • The People Choice Awards (January 9) for three possible nominations: Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Country Artist and Favorite Song for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
(Photo: Cosmopolitan UK)
(Photo: Cosmopolitan UK)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • December 10: The American Country Awards take place in Las Vegas and broadcast on FOX. Taylor Swift is nominated for Artist of the Year, Best Female Artist, Single of the Year, Best Female Single and Best Female Video. You can vote here
  • December 13: No, seriously, you don’t know? I mean, really! How many times are we going to go over this?
  • December 13: The music video for I Knew You Were Trouble will premiere at 4:40 p.m. ET on MTV.
  • December 15: Taylor Swift will be the musical guest on the German TV show Schlag Den Raab.
  • December 31: Taylor Swift headlines at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

(Source: MTVThe Hollywood ReporterCosmopolitan UKFemale FirstELLE Canada)