‘Blank Space’ isn’t leaving such a blank space after all, Taylor Swift and Starbucks breaking out some Twitter banter over the Valentine’s weekend.
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) February 16, 2015
As E! Online reported February 17, during Saturday’s romantic period the ‘Blank Space’ songstress wryly tweeted to “All the lonely Starbucks lovers” out there, highlighting the famously misheard lyric in the song. As Swift’s fans now know, of course, the words that the singer actually utters are “Got a long list of ex-lovers” – not such an apt sentiment for Valentine’s Day, even though Taylor ended her tweet with the clarification that those “lonely Starbucks lovers” weren’t “the correct lyric” in “Blank Space” at all. Swift wouldn’t have been expecting a reply from Starbucks itself, however. The globally-dominating coffee chain, caffeinating grateful people everywhere, tweeted a quick comeback to the singer’s clear explanation of the “Blank Space” lyric: “Wait, it’s not?” Espresso-like humour, indeed.
— BuzzFeed Australia (@BuzzFeedOz) February 16, 2015
On a far less comedic vein, the film location for the “Blank Space” video also featured in the news earlier this month. As Contact Music reported February 2, the elaborate New York mansion in which Ms. Swift is seen frolicking and raging about in was nearly destroyed, not by a mad woman, but by flames on January 28.
The blaze at the “Blank Space” film location, the Winfield Mansion in Glen Cove on Long Island, took the efforts of 150 firefighters over a period of two hours to put it out. An investigation into how the fire was started is ongoing. Strangely, and perhaps insinuated by the spectral white horses the singer is flanked by and seen riding in the “Blank Space” video, locals think the mansion is haunted by the ghost of the daughter of Winfield’s original owner, Frank Winfield Woolworth, who took her own life in 1917. Spooky.
Back in the vibrant music world, however, “Blank Space” is one song that clearly won’t be dying any time soon. As The Inquisitr recently reported, an Imagine Dragons cover of ‘Blank Space’ took place in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on February 12, giving Swift’s pop song a soft-rock twist, yet strangely keeping the female perspective of the lyrics. The appearance on the show was to advertise the band’s tour, which kicks off at London’s O2 Arena on November 5 later this year.
As ever, Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” tweet reminded her fans just how much she cares about them all. For a singer who gives advice and selfie opportunities to her followers, why would she ever forget the “lonely Starbucks lovers?”
Sending my love to all the lonely Starbucks lovers out there this Valentine’s Day…..even though that is not the correct lyric.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 14, 2015
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