This Thursday, Taylor Swift turns 23 (does that mean that her song “22” won’t be a single?). To celebrate, she’s probably hanging out with her new boyfriend Harry Styles, but she’s also releasing her latest video. The clip for “I Knew You Were Trouble” is, coincidentally, Taylor’s 23rd music video.
“As soon as I started writing this song, I knew it was different from anything else on the record, so I knew that I wanted the video to be different from anything we’d ever done,” says Swift in a statement. “I wanted to tell the story of a girl who falls into a world that’s too fast for her, and suffers the consequences.”
In the video, she has short, pink hair, a hipster look, and a dangerous boyfriend, played by Broadway star Reeve Carney. His dark side intoxicates Swift — but eventually, she realizes that she should have been prepared for his trouble. “I feel incredibly lucky to have gotten to work with Anthony Mandler and to have Reeve Carney as my co-star in the video, and I can’t wait for everybody to see it,” Swift says.