Taylor Swift released a surprise single and video yesterday for the song "Shake It Off." The video seems to be embracing the fact that Taylor Swift is an awkward dancer. Basically, the plot of the video is that there are some amazing dancers out there, and then there's Taylor Swift doing the exact opposite.
She's always been awkward, so its nice to see her embracing this. It's just weird because for the first half of the song, it seems like she isn't singing about an ex-boyfriend, which I couldn't comprehend. I mean, it's a Taylor Swift song, so it has to be about an ex, right? Fortunately, at about the halfway point, she does this breakdown where she reveals that, yes, this is about an ex. Phew, I was getting worried that she was actually growing as an artist.
Once the reveal happens, it makes the whole video seem kind of trite. This is the same old Taylor Swift, and she's only being awkward here because she thinks it makes her look cute and vulnerable. In reality, it just makes her look awkward, which is par for the course with her. Here's a collection of GIFs showing off just how awkward she really is!
She's adorable, but she's also just soooo awkward.
I mean, this is some real white girl dancing right here.
Sometimes she gets confused about whether she's dancing or posing.
Even for a girl, Taylor hits like a girl.
Who exactly is she talking to here? She looks like a freshman drama kid performing in her first play.
My dad dances the same way.
Oh wait, I'm supposed to be dancing! I'll just move my fingers around, that counts.
I really wish I knew what context this was supposed to be taken in. I've had nightmares less weird looking than this.
Hair is the worst, isn't it?!
We all like to pretend to be cats sometimes. Most of us just don't do it in front of a camera.