Taylor Swift’s break-up anthem “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together!” has been No. 1 on the Billboard charts for the past two weeks, and now the Nashville country rocker has debuted a video to go along with it.
The video made its premiere on a billboard in the middle of New York’s Time Square, toofab reported. In the video for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together!”, Taylor Swift is seen fighting with an on-again-off-again boyfriend while seeking comfort from some furry friends.
Some have speculated which of Taylor Swift’s famous exes the song could be about — toofab thinks that Jake Gyllenhaal is a good possibility — but whoever it is, the lyrics make it clear she’s not happy with the person.
Taylor Swift’s bitter words say it all:
“I’m really gonna miss you picking fights/And me, falling for it screaming that I’m right/And you, will hide away and find your peace of mind with some indie record that’s much cooler than mine”
The furry characters may seem out of place in a vengeful song about someone she clearly doesn’t care for, but Taylor Swift told MTV that she wanted it that way.
“I wanted the video to look as quirky as the song sounds, so the apartment is covered in knitting and there’s random woodland creatures popping up,” said Taylor Swift, who is performing at MTV’s video music awards on Thursday. “We did it all in one take, one shot, with one camera; there’s no editing. All the costume changes and scenery changes that you see are done live, with the camera moving around following us; it was like a performance.”
The song is off of Taylor Swift’s upcoming album Red, and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together!” is a break-out hit so far, The Huffington Post noted. Aside from holding onto the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, it set a record by selling 623,000 digital copies in the week it debuted.
The album arrives in stores October 22.
Taylor Swift is likely hoping she won’t need to break out “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together!” or any of her other famous break-up songs again. Her relationship with Conor Kennedy is moving quickly, with the 22-year-old Swift moving in across the street from her beau.