Here’s some of my thoughts on the video. I wasn’t going to go into depth with it, bc the video actually broke my heart, but here we are.. These are some of the main bullet points I’ve noticed after watching it a few times. These are all my opinions. Feel free to add, agree or disagree.
•So the entire time he’s in a virtual reality. (The helmet in that red room)
•Their world is so futuristic, but the alternate reality that he dreams of is a ranch-style home, secluded out in the mountains. (Reminds me of their Colorado trip, Nashville vs LA/NYC, and also their personalities/work)
•As for the woman in the video, you see multiple versions of her: the retro-inspired housewife style, the “sexy” (bad blood) girl, the squad, the HYGTG-inspired girl (who’s proven to be a robot in this scene), the girl who wears Heels around the house, the rebellious girl (racing her car), the dreamer (on horseback and walking through the grass), and just the girl standing in front of him.
All of these can easily be seen as Taylor’s “character.”
•I think the video expresses that although they were trying to live their lives the way they wanted to it just wasn’t possible, it couldn’t mesh. Hence the glitching throughout the video.
•I think the squad scene in the barn also represents how her friends will protect her. They all wrap around her as she’s in the center dancing.
•Over time every thing started wilting away, and breaking. It wasn’t the fault of either of them, but they also didn’t try to prevent it from happening either.
•It went from “everybody’s watching her but she’s only looking at you” to they’re not looking at each other in the eyes anymore or talking. Everything is so distant and cold.
•And I think the old computer at the end, symbolizes that they were set in their ways and couldnt/wouldn’t change to make it easier on themselves (modern technology)