Monday, May 18, 2015

Bad Blood: Good video

Bad Blood is Taylor Swift's attempt at a diss track. Allegedly, it has something to do with Katy Perry "stealing" some of her dancers. Because, as we all know, dancers are not possessed of free will.

All of which would be fine if the execution wasn't so clumsy. The lyrics are whiny and petulant. Taylor commits the contrasting crimes of being over-dramatic ("band aids don't fix bullet holes") while lacking any bite ("we've got problems and I don't think we can solve them"). There's no humour, no substance, and the whole mean-spirited endeavour paints the star in a bad light.

Worse still, the tune is horrible: Repetitive in the bad way and delivered in a manner that makes the lyrics seem 10 times as moany.

A mediocre song in the middle of an exceptional album Bad Blood has, somehow, been chosen as a single and received a stunning, blockbuster video with a cast of thousands.

Thankfully, Taylor's lyrics are mostly deleted in favour of two verses by Kendrick Lamar, which improve the song while making it totally nonsensical. But since when has that mattered in pop?

If only they'd spent this kind of creative energy on the video for Style.

Taylor Swift - Bad Blood

The full cast list is:
  • Taylor Swift - Catastrophe
  • Selena Gomez - Arsyn
  • Kendrick Lamar - Welvin Da Great
  • Lily Aldridge - Frostbyte
  • Zendaya - Cut-Throat
  • Hayley Williams - The Crimson Curse
  • Gigi Hadid - SLAY-Z
  • Ellie Goulding - Destructa X
  • Hailee Steinfeld - The Trinity
  • Lena Dunham - Lucky Fiori
  • Karlie Kloss - Knockout
  • Serayah McNeil - Dilemma
  • Jessica Alba - Domino
  • Martha Hunt - HomeSlice
  • Ellen Pompeo - Luna
  • Mariska Hargitay - Justice
  • Cara Delevingne - Mother Chucker
  • Cindy Crawford - Headmistress

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