Wednesday morning on Good Morning America, Taylor Swift premiered her music video for "22", the fourth single off her hit album "Red." The album sold over 5 million copies since its release in October 2012 and each of the previous three singles ("We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," "Begin Again," and "I Knew You Were Trouble") reached No. 1. Expect "22" to climb the charts accordingly.
The video, which stars Swift and her "real-life" best friends, has a fun, easygoing feel to it. It also appears that the cinematographers got a hold of the Instagram filters for the video, as it is framed in a square with the frayed edges that are eerily similar to those found in the Instagram app.
It is a busy time for Swift, she also starts her highly anticipated world tour today in Omaha, Nebraska. The tour stops in 47 cities in 29 states.
Coming off of last week's semi-feud with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the release of the music video is good timing for Swift.
Speaking for myself, I am a fan of Taylor Swift in that I would never admit to my guy friends that I like her music, but I also wouldn't change her tunes if they came on the radio. This video works for me, but it did remind me of Avril Lavigne's "Complicated," even down to the pun-rocker hand gestures.
Blast from the past, enjoy "Complicated" from Avril Lavigne. "Dude, you wanna crash the mall?" Yes, Avril. We do.