Monologues in the beginning of a music video is the new 10 minute music video. Lady Gaga “Marry The Night,” Rihanna “We Found Love,” Lana Del Rey “Ride, and now Taylor Swift with “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away” had a monologue in the trailer but the finished product was released sans monologue.
Slayer Swift’s latest video lifted from her monster selling album, “Red” is Trouble and it is uber radio friendly and the video gives us a different outlook on Taylor. Gritty, grungy and messy hair, Taylor is serving Jenny Humphrey, Gossip Girl realness. The video is very “We Found Love” with the scenes flashing from past to present in a choppy, artistic way, the monologue in the beginning and the colors in the video. Taylor is doing the most this era and I am taking a liking to her. “Red” is back to the #1 spot on Billboard, beating out Bruno Mars’ sophomore effort by 10,000 copies. #insane