I already showed the preview of Taylor Swift’s new video, but she just released the whole thing last week, so here you go. This is her first single off of her newest album, Red. The single is, of course, “We’re Never Ever Getting Back Together”. I thought about doing a second-by-second analysis of the video, as I do from time to time, but honestly… this isn’t worth it. There are too many LOLs and WTFs and OMGs. Swifty has become The Perpetual Thirteen-Year-Old. Even her movements, her air quotes, her “music video acting” is all too cutesy and… like, fake-precocious. We’re supposed to think, “Isn’t she so cute? Isn’t she just the most accessible little thing?” But I’m reading this as bunny-boiling crazy.
But there’s a dude in the video – an actor who looks slightly embarrassed to be there, maybe because he looks like a normal 20-something dude trying to convince a 13-year-old to go out with him as he stands in her stuffed-animal-covered bedroom (when she’s not dancing with members of the Plushie community, no judgement), with Dateline Predator cameras waiting outside. The dude looks a bit like Adam Levine, kind of. Which brings me to the question some have been asking: who is this song about? Most people thought it was about Jake Gyllenhaal. Us Weekly says we’re right:
Taylor Swift is never, ever, ever getting back together with . . . Jake Gyllenhaal. Sources tell Hot Stuff the singer’s latest hit is influenced by her 2010 fling with the actor, 31.
“It’s definitely about Jake,” an insider says. In “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” she sings about an ex who comes back to say, “Baby, I miss you and I swear I’m gonna change.”
(Gyllenhaal flew to Nashville three weeks after their split to attempt a reunion.)
Swift has been dropping hints too: The song’s video features an actor who resembles Gyllenhaal, and in a promo clip for the September 6 MTV Video Music Awards, she jokes about the hit with host Kevin Hart, who pastes his own face on a photo of the then-couple.
Despite her past dramas, Swift, 22, is pushing forward with new love Conor Kennedy, 18. She’s even lining up promotion for her CD Red (out October 22) with the Deerfield Academy senior’s schedule. Adds the insider, “She’s working around his school holidays!”
When you’re 22 years old, male or female, you need to never, ever utter the line, “I’m working around their high school holidays!” Because OH MY GOD SWIFTY STOP.
As for the Jake thing – go back and watch the video again with the knowledge that it’s definitely about Jake. That fact makes it even funnier, hand to God.
Photos courtesy of Us Weekly, WENN.