Here’s a music video post to break up the R&B divas I’ve been writing a lot of as of late. I’m a lover of all music, including country music much to the dismay of some of my friends. Country’s reigning crossover princess Taylor Swift is doing an “It Gets Better” theme for her third music video from her latest album. “Mean” is aimed at kids suffering from bullying and the track is hoping to instill self-empowerment to those who are most susceptible. Bullying-themed songs seem to be a latest musical fad aren’t they?
For her country ballad’s music video, she show a series of vignettes showcasing various acts of bullying. Whether it’s a shunned ballerina, a gay boy picked on by jocks or Taylor herself playing a damsel in distress tied up on a railway track. Yeah, I don’t get it either. I figured it was just a way to dress Taylor up as a pretty flapper. Mission accomplished. Also, why does the gay boy always have to grow up as a designer? Why can’t he be a cool computer programmer? Haha.
I love “Mean” and glad that Taylor finally released another visual off her multi-platinum selling album. Can you believe, it’s inching towards the five million mark worldwide? Way to go, Taylor. No doubt, her latest music video will help her album rack up even more sales. The bluegrass bango-sounding single certainly gives Taylor her most country’ish single in a while. Check out the music video below.