Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” Music Video is Not at ALL What We Expected

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Taylor Swift just dropped her brand-new music video for “Delicate” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, and we think that we speak for everyone when we say… it was not at all what we expected!

The 28-year-old singer’s latest track is a love story about how she falls for someone (a.k.a. Joe Alwyn) and their relationship is a bit complicated due to the level of fame that she has. So when she teased on Instagram that she would be debuting the footage during the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 11, we totally thought, based on this premise, that it was going to have maybe a “Style” or “Wildest Dreams” vibe, featuring a love interest.

However, that was so NOT the case at all, as Taylor decided to take a different approach for “Delicate.” In a very “Shake It Off”-meets-Sia vibe, the blonde musician shows us what it’s like to be famous. Having people grabbing for her attention with every step she makes — even her security guards are like human walls around her! But during the video, she discretely gets handed a note by a gentleman and suddenly feels regret because it’s impossible for her to have any sort of authentic moment in public. This is all somewhat on par with what we expected, but then the video takes a turn when Taylor realizes magically that she’s invisible and proceeds to literally dance up a storm, Maddie Ziegler-style, as if no one is watching!

She dances amongst conversations without people even noticing, and she takes a beat to ~shake it off~ in the rain. It’s as if she’s living out exactly what she would do if she was free from her celebrity prison.

Finally, at the end of the video, Tay decides to meet this mystery man at the address he gave her, and while we don’t see his face, we do see her reaction and our hearts can help but wonder if Taylor didn’t show us the mystery man because she knows we all know it’s her current beau, Joe Alwyn.

We know a lot of Swifties out there have a lot of mixed feelings about this video, but we think it’s the first sign that the old Taylor is in fact NOT dead. We loved the video, and we loved that she didn’t take herself too seriously in it, but what about you? Did you love it or hate it? Let us know in the comments!