Taylor Swift Drops Dreamy “Lavender Haze” Music Video
Meet us at midnight.
Taylor Swift shared the music video for her song "Lavender Haze," the second single of the Midnights album. The dreamy, psychedelic, and unsurprisingly lavender music video was written and directed by the pop singer herself. Transgender actor and advocate Laith Ashley De La Cruz co-stars as the song's dedicated lover in a relationship bogged by rumors.
The music video sees carefree Swift consumingly cuddling up to her beau as partygoers chat around them. "Lavender Haze" becomes quite literal, as lavender smoke flies around Swift and De La Cruz, who are simply too entranced with each other to notice. In theme with the previous Midnights visuals, the Swift-directed video leans heavily into the 1970's psychedelic aesthetic, in both wardrobe and art direction.
"There is lots of lavender. There is lots of haze," Swift wrote on her Instagram. "This was the first video I wrote out of the three that have been released, and this one really helped me conceptualize the world and mood of Midnights, like a sultry sleepless 70's fever dream."
Eagle-eyed fans may have spotted references to other Midnights-era moments. The stalled shot of the "Mastermind" record, a clear reference to Midnight's last track, has some predicting it's the next video to come.
The "Lavender Haze" video dropped amidst the Ticketmaster Senate Hearing, in which U.S. lawmakers wished to investigate the actions of Ticketmaster and Live Nation Entertainment during Swift's The Eras tour ticket debacle. Many members of congress quoted Swift's lyrics to question and chastise the live music companies.
Taylor Swift's The Eras tour starts on March 18th in Glendale, Arizona with special guests Paramore and GAYLE.
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