And yet, the video for the ballad is basically just one dude’s VR experience of dating Taylor Swift. Harris dons VR goggles and suddenly, he’s uncharacteristically rugged, like some sort of EDM Jake Gyllenhaal.
Throughout the video, Harris is at odds with a flashy robot girlfriend who has a fondness for polka-dotted sundresses. There are nods to Swift’s videos sprinkled throughout, like the S& M Barbie appears of “Bad Blood” and Swift’s horseback ride standing up in “Blank Space.” She’s backed by a squad who loves crop tops and miniskirts.
Who knew bagging groceries is exactly like messy, high profile breakups?