Swift's "Ready for It" video meaning is a slew of fun sci-fi homages
After a few teaser videos and some heavy anticipation from fans, Taylor Swift released her new music video for “Ready For It.” This music video has us awed with its crazy sci-fi references. Directed by her go-to Joseph Kahn, this sexy robo-suitd music video is the latest in a string of over-the-top visuals for Swift’s songs.
Throughout the video, Taylor has two different characters — one of which is a cyborg robot that glows with ethereal power, reminiscent of golden Super Saiyans from Dragonball Z. There are also a few nods to her other sci-fi homages, such as “Blank Space” and “Out of the Woods.”
The song’s lyrics sound like a bad boy is trying to break Taylor Swift’s heart. She calls him a “killer of hearts.” This line is similar to the lyrics that she sang on her 2012 single, “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
In this song, she says that she is ready for the cruel dating game, which consists of a lot of guys trying to break her heart. She isn’t timid anymore, so she’s ready to play the game and take on the heartbreakers and haters who are out to get her.
As the music video ends, clone-Taylor is hit by lightning while standing on a platform that says “They’re burning all the witches.” This could be a reference to the celeb-on-celeb feud that has plagued Swift’s career over the past few years. But it could also be a sign that Swift has finally freed herself from all of the media drama that she’s been dealing with lately.