It is always a good week when we get something new from Taylor Swift, and it is even better when there is an inspiring message to go with it!
Earlier this week, Taylor dropped the music video for her new single Delicate, for some reason the clip is having mixed reviews… but the message behind the video is everything but confusing.
The reputation era has shown off a side of Taylor that many chose to ignore for a very long time… and the music video is no different.
At the first watch, it appears that Taylor is just showing off her carefree side, but once you watch it a little closer you will realise a lot more… well I did anyways.
This is the most perfect journey of someone falling in love and that love helping them to find their true self again.
At the beginning of the video we see Taylor getting interviewed by the media, this part kind of speaks for itself.
You see her sad and as though she is a little bit lost, then as soon as a microphone is put in her face, Taylor has to switch on and she ‘smiles’.
She is handed a note which we believe is from a guy she likes... and that gives her hope.
We then see how the media and her security controls her every move, she feels as though she is trapped in a box and is like a puppet.
This is shown again when Taylor looks in the mirror while she is practicing her fake smiles in the mirror, she then motions like her smile is being controlled... just like puppet.
In that moment you see her let go, she has had enough of being fake… and she becomes herself.
She begins to pull faces in the mirror and shows off the side we all love her for.
This moment is so important in the video because she gains all her power back and she has the ability to be invisible.
A group of girls walk in to the bathrooms and she waves… but she then starts to see that she cannot be seen… which is something in moments of her past, with the whole world watching her every move, she had wished for.
She notices the piece of paper again, which is her power, the power of love and the power of being free.
Because during the worst of her reputation and through her darkest times, he still liked her for being her.
Once she realises that no one can see her, Taylor lets go even more and begins to dance through the hotel... she is free.
Each dancing scene we are introduced to in the video shows off a new letter in Taylor’s dance moves… each letter spells out JOE... the name of her boyfriend.
Then the next scene we see Taylor going into a room where their love turns her world completely upside down… the shows us that she is falling for him.
We then see Taylor back on her feet and walking forward… but this time she is out of the darkness and dancing in the light… with the light of freedom on her face… she has found him and she and can truly be herself.
But, there is still a worry that their love is so delicate and pure that any wrong turn or her reputation still may stop it being true… so she pulls back.
She thought she was ready to be seen… and to be herself again…she was back in a light… but she still had more growing and learning to do.. she was met with fake smiles… again…
So she was taken out of her world… what she knew, away from the glamour and parties and to another side she hadn’t seen for a long time.
We see Taylor dancing around people going about their day to day lives, at the train station, on the train and on the streets… public places she wouldn’t have been able to go to for very long time... at least without security.
On the train she notices that he has her heart.. and she will be with him.. but she has one thing left to do…
Instead of dancing for him… she has to dance for herself.
It was in these moments going back to her roots when she truly found herself again and was able to love again… because she now loves herself.
Taylor was ready to be seen again… because she could see herself.
For everything to work out in life you just have to be yourself and the rest will fall into place the way it's meant to.
Watch the full video for Delicate below.
Buy Taylor Swift's hit album reputation here.