I will go ahead and admit it: I've been a closet Taylor Swift fan for many years. My iTunes library has kept my secret all of this time, but now everyone knows, so I can release myself from my hidden shame. Since 1989 dropped last fall, our favorite country-pop princess has released music videos for "Style," "Blank Space," and "Shake It Off." Fans have been waiting with bated breath for what was to come next and, now, we finally know. The pop singer just announced that Swift's music video for "Bad Blood" will be released May 17th, and that's not even the best part.
When T. Swift first burst on the scene, I greeted her with my usual side-eye. It takes a lot for me to be impressed by music these days. However, after my sister forced me to listen to some tunes from Swift's self-titled album, my girl crush and fandom blossomed immediately. Since then, I've quietly purchased every one of her albums on release day. For someone who is literally my polar opposite both in appearance and life experience, Swift seems to always know how to speak to my angst-filled Dawson's Creek loving heart. And, in her latest video, Swift will be taking on an alter-ego named Catastrophe and, from the looks of it, she's ready to kick some butt.
Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself:
I'm probably most thrilled about this because T. Swift is definitely maturing. With her music and her style, she's showing us that she is a grown woman who isn't afraid to speak her mind. Though we have just over a week until we are introduced to Catastrophe, here are seven alter-egos that fit T. Swift's persona just as well.
Taylor Swift's lipstick game is always on point! No one can quite pull off a red lip like she can. The alter-ego Red would pay homage to her best album and her perfect pout.
The 1989 crooner has always embraced her awkwardness and encouraged all of us to do the same. Perfection is unattainable, and Swift has never felt as though she had to strive for it.
3. Teenage Dream
OK, this name might be bit petty. However, it would be a direct affront to the singer that "Bad Blood" is supposedly about. It fits well, right?
4. Young & Reckless
What I respect most about Swift is that she's never afraid to be herself, no matter what others may think. She's also gotten a bit more badass and wild over the past few years, showing us her free spirit.
No one can pull of '60s fashion quite like Swift. An alter-ego named Boomer would be a perfect fit for her because it plays off of the baby boomer generation.
Nothing is better than having an alter-ego that plays on your last name. Swifty could represent the outspoken girl that lives in all of us.
7. Angel Dust
This alter-ego would be a bit of a throwback to Swift's persona when she first debuted. With her curly hair and wide-eyed innocence, it's easy to see how cynics like myself were annoyed. Still, she won us over with her music and, since then, everything has changed.
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