Taylor Swift’s new music video ‘I Bet You Think About Me’, directed by Blake Lively, left fans thrilled when it was finally released on 15th November. It’s a ‘from the vault’ recording featured on the album ‘Red’ (Taylor’s Version), which Swift dropped on 11th November.
The moment the video surfaced online, it took to the internet by storm. Taylor Swift’s new song has received over 6.5 million views online and several words of praise from fans. Reacting to the video, some fans stated how Taylor Swift songs were transforming people’s lives, while some others stated that she was truly incredible as she comes up with a masterpiece all the time.
“I finally got to work with the brilliant, brave & wickedly funny @blakelively on her directorial debut. Join us as we raise a toast, and a little hell,” Swift tweeted in a post revealing a teaser of the video shared on 14th November.
Miles Teller stars in the wedding-themed clip as a groom. He is haunted by Swift who is clad in a red gown at his wedding to another woman, played by Teller’s real-life wife, Keleigh Sperry.
Though the video marks the first time Swift and Lively have collaborated on a project, Swift has referenced her close bond with Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds many times in her music. For instance, on Swift’s 2017 album Reputation, the song “Gorgeous” kicks off with a voiceover from Lively and Reynolds’ daughter James saying the word “gorgeous.”
When Swift released the song “Renegade” — her collaboration with Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine — she posted a collage of photos, including one credited to James Reynolds. “You wouldn’t be the first renegade to need somebody,” Swift captioned the post. “Collage by @grahamtlbrtfoto. Photo by James Reynolds.”
Meanwhile, on her song “Betty,” featured on her 2020 album Folklore, Swift chronicles a story that mentions the names of Lively and Reynolds’ three daughters, Betty, James and Inez, as characters.
When speaking at the SiriusXM Town Hall special with Jess Cagle in August, Reynolds reacted to the song, calling it “an honour.”
“I mean the names are of our kids, but we trust her implicitly, and she’s very sensitive to any of that stuff,” Reynolds said when asked if he inquired what the song was about first. “And obviously, the song has nothing to do with our kids other than our kids’ names.”
He added, “We thought it was pretty, pretty damn amazing. We still do. You know, I still walk down the street and shake my head thinking, ‘I can’t believe that happened.’”
When Cagle asked whether their kids knew of the song, Reynolds said he and Lively “surprised them with it.” “They didn’t know. They had no idea. We don’t tell them anything,” he said, before quipping, “We find they’re most compliant if you offer them no access to outside information.”
Taylor Swift recently took to her official Instagram handle and shared a snip from her latest music video, I Bet You Think About Me, and depicted herself in a stunning red dress, sneaking a taste at the white wedding cake and later smashing it with her hand.
In the caption to her post, she announced the release of her latest music video and referred to it as the “reddest video ever”. She further mentioned that Blake Lively smashed it with her direction just the way she smashed the cake in the video. The caption read, “The reddest video EVER is out now. Directed by @blakelively who SMASHED it just like I smashed this cake. (sic)”
Watch the “I Bet You Think About Me” video below.