Why Taylor Swift Absolutely Should Have Released Her New Video Before the Song Video Description

The at-first-blush embarrassing “Because she’s dead” line now makes more sense–a complement to the “I rose from the dead, I do it all the time” refrain in the chorus–thanks to the visual aid of so many Taylors past. With this video, fans and detractors alike now have a clearer idea about the thrust of the album. On top of all that, because of the genuinely creepy corpse makeup effects, this video stands a chance of being a newfangled “Thriller” to the current generation of kids who aren’t old enough to have seen horror movies. If so, that would be something Swift would never want to publicly disown at a later date.

Videos for 8/31/2017