Mark Romanek on Directing Taylor Swift’s New Video ‘Shake It Off’

Taylor Swift fans were bowled over this week when the singer debuted the music video for her new, previously unannounced single “Shake It Off,” but fans of the format were doubly surprised by who directed it: Mark Romanek, the helmer of some of the most iconic music videos ever made, including…



usasheeran:

Ed Sheeran & Sam Smith will be buddies during at the ! Sam is performing! X

PS. Can we appreciate that photo of him that they used?



swlft:

just think while you’ve been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty dirty cheats of the world.. you could’ve been getting down to

THIS

SICK

BEAT



“Oh shit! I forgot to tell them that! Do you think they’ll know?”

— Taylor after realizing she forgot to tell people they could begin downloading “Shake it Off” (via leadmeouttothefloor)



“I was listening to a lot of late 80’s pop, because I really loved the chances they were taking I loved how bold they were. So being inspired by that I started delving into the late 80’s - and what I found was that it was apparently a time of limitless potential. And the idea that you can do what you want, be who you want, wear what you want, love what you want - bright colors, bold chances, rebellion. The idea of that was so inspiring to me…but basically in thinking about that, and thinking about how this new album is a bit of a rebirth for me because it’s so now. I’ve never really made these kinds of changes before. And having been born on December 13th, 1989…this album is called 1989.”



  • Last Kiss: "I'm not much for dancing, but for you I did."
  • Holy Ground: "Tonight I'm gonna dance, for all that we've been through. But I don't wanna dance, if I'm not dancing with you."
  • Shake It Off: "I'm dancing on my own, I make the moves up as I go."


Title: Shake It Off (Instrumental)
Artist: Taylor Swift
Played: 34818 times

Shake it Off (Official Instrumental) - Taylor Swift




“The message in the song (Shake It Off) is a problem I think we all deal with and an issue that we deal with on a daily basis. That we don’t live just in a celebrity take down culture, WE live in a take down culture. People will find anything about you and twist it to where it’s weird or wrong or annoying or strange or bad. You have to not only live your life in spite of people who don’t understand you, you have to have more fun than they do.”

— Taylor Swift on Shake It Off (x)



“Writing ‘Red’, I was 21 and 22 and back then I think my priorities were different. My priorities were, I was very enamored by romance and the idea of that. At 24, at this point, I’m just really like, I just want to be with my friends, and I wanna make music, and I wanna play shows, and I wanna travel the world, and I want to define my life on my own terms. That’s my list of priorities now which is different than it was a couple years ago.”

— Taylor Swift on the difference between writing ‘Red’ and ‘1989’ (x)

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