The clip, which appears to have been filmed in one shot, plays out like a pop-up book, with Swift going from set-to-set to meet up with her on-again-off-again, indie rock-loving boyfriend. The pop-country crooner even made her band members dress up as cuddly animals, perhaps poking fun at her own love of fairytales.
After she ditches her less-than-stellar beau, Swift throws a breakup party, complete with dancing, costumes, and yes, glitter. Note: For now, you can check out Swift’s music video over at MTV.com.
But who is the song about?
The pop star has yet to reveal the subject of her current single, but that hasn’t stopped people from guessing. One potential ex-boyfriend is Parachute frontman Will Anderson. The two dated on-and-off in late 2011.
As for her ex Joe Jonas, he’s claiming that there’s no way the tell-all track is about him. “I don’t think we’ve ever tried [to get back together] another time, so I can tell you it’s not about me,” he told 94.7 Fresh FM radio in August.
“That said, I think the song is great,” he added. “Taylor does pop music really well, and I’m happy for her.”
However, three years ago, he was singing a different tune. He reportedly broke up with Swift — via a 27-second phone call — in 2008, prompting Swift to write “Forever and Always.” Check out what Swift had to say in the song on DirectLyrics.
Then in 2009, Jonas fired back at Swift with his own tell-all song, “Much Better,” which praised his then-girlfriend Camilla Belle at the expense of Swift. “Get a rep for breakin’ hearts/ Now I’m done with superstars/ And all the tears on her guitar/ I’m not bitter,” Jonas crooned on the track.
Not one to be outdone, Swift dedicated not one, but two tracks to Jonas on her chart-topping album Speak Now: “Better Than Revenge” and “Last Kiss.”