126 million reproductions (only on Spotify) had Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) during its first 24 hours on the market. Record numbers that made it the second best launch of Taylor Swift on platforms (only behind midnights) and among the best for the release of a country album worldwide, surpassing the figures that Taylor Swift herself achieved almost two years ago with the release of Red (Taylor’s Version).
And it seems that the only person capable of surpassing her in the music industry is herself. Striving every day to claim the rights to his own music while offering his fans an unprecedented show. More than 3 hours long, 44 songs and a dozen costume changes are the characteristics of a concert that Taylor Swift has been facing every weekend since mid-March. A show in which we have witnessed a multitude of surprises and launches.
Precisely this weekend, after the release of the album, Taylor Swift surprised her Kansas audience by introducing Long Live on the set of Speak Now (it is still to be confirmed that it is maintained in the rest of the cities) and bringing Joey King, Taylor Lautner and Presley Cash onstage before the acoustic set and after repeating a strategy that we could already see with the launch of Karma ft. Ice Spice: the live premiere of the video clip of I Can See Youwhich would premiere on YouTube that same night.
But what references and hidden messages can we see in the video? There have been many fan accounts that have been collecting some of the nods that Taylor Swift has made to her own career and discography:
Before the rescue and theft of Speak Now (TV), an hour marks the screen: 1:58 am A direct reference to one of the first verses of lastkiss (one of the songs on the album). In the same sense, when Joey King tries to enter the museum, he receives a keyboard cramp with which he tries to open the door, in a clear reference to the song. Electric Touch.
The shots of Taylor Swift’s red lips that fill the security screens make us think directly of the video clip of Blank Space. While Taylor herself, locked in a safe with one of the dresses from the 2011 Speak Now World Tour, counts the days of confinement with the number 13 on the back of her hand (which decorated the singer’s body during all her tours until the arrival of 1989) and a phrase written on the arm that is part of the lyrics of Long Live (also one of the songs on the album): “I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you“.
Taylor Lautner’s own presence in the video is already a reference. The two shared courtship for a few months between 2009 and 2010, but it is that the martial arts moves she performs are a clear reference to a Saturday Night Live skit following Taylor Swift’s incident with Kanye West at the 2009 VMAs. The dresses that decorate the showcases are also part of the entire original era of Speak Now. An era that she has to give up (the museum ends up exploding) in order to own her music.
Many have also been those who have noticed that at the end of the video clip, when the van takes off, there is a road sign where you can read 1989. there we headed. But the getaway car itself could signal the arrival of Reputation as an intermediate step. After all Getaway Car It is part of the album’s repertoire.
And you, have you found any other reference?
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