The old Taylor IS dead!
Taylor Swift once proclaimed: “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead!” Well, it seems truer words have never been spoken.
The “Delicate” singer shocked fans when she unveiled a whole new look during CMT Music Awards, dropping a cinematic music video trailer for country duo Sugarland’s “Babe.” From what we were able to see in the 30-second teaser, the 28-year-old ditched her famous signature blonde hair and trademark red lips for something, well, the total opposite.
Dare we say: This may be her sultriest look yet!
Who’s That Girl?
There are three things certain in life: death, taxes, and Taylor Swift’s blonde hair. But it seems the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer has ditched the latter for something completely in the opposite direction.
The 28-year-old recently shocked fans when she unveiled a whole new look during the CMT Music Awards. In a cinematic music video trailer for her “Babe” collaboration with country duo Sugarland, Taylor ditched her signature golden tresses and trademark red lips for something a little sultrier.
Rocking crimson red hair a laChristina Hendricks in Mad Men, the pop star was totally unrecognizable as an almost dead ringer for Joan Holloway in the freshly released clip.
The 30-second footage also showed the newly red-headed Taylor sipping from a champagne glass, as well as a shot of her nearly confronting her female co-star — who was giving off some serious Betty Draper vibes, by the way — in an office
All About Babe
Taylor originally wrote the breakup song with Train lead vocalist Patrick Monahan for her 2012 album, Red, but the angsty track since found a new home on Sugarland’s sixth studio album, Bigger.
“She was gracious enough to reach out to us when she heard we were coming back together and doing a record. She said, ‘I have a song, would you like to do it?’ And we said, ‘Uh, yeah!’” Sugarland’s Kristian Bush told Entertainment Tonight this April. “I was a little anxious. I didn’t want to mess it up!”
The band kept their mouth shut as for the inspiration behind the track, though many Swifties since suspected the titular “babe” Taylor was referring to is none other than her ex-boyfriend, One Direction singer Harry Styles.
“I’m going to close my mouth and let her tell that story — I’m going to let the song tell that story,” Jennifer, 43, teased. “She’s very confessional in what she does with her songwriting. She lives her life out there through it, and you will see.”
But when pressed if the song was based on one of Taylor’s many famous whirlwind romances, the Georgia native spilled, “[It] just might be! But you didn’t hear that here. We don’t know. We didn’t ask her, but I’m just saying in the context of the story.”