Taylor swift the man music video | Taylor Swift – The Man (Official Video) |
Taylor swift the man music video – Taylor Swift play the role a man-spreading, cigar smoking, strip-club-going male business executive in the her new video for her track, The Man.
The song is captured from her seventh studio album, Lover, the first new music established since her departure from Big Machine Records.
It capture the aim at male music executives – in particular Scooter Braun, who purchased her back catalogue last year.
The attribute stress of the video was directed, produced and owned by Swift.
In this video, the lead character, in huge prosthetics, hold to replace himself against an underground wall that has been drawn with the name of Swift’s first six albums – all of which are originated by the Big Machine label.
Held to the wall is a poster stating: “Missing. If found return to Taylor Swift“. Close to it, it is a “no scooters” sign.
It’s the new shot fired in her war with Braun, who she charged of attempting to “dismantle” her “musical legacy” after he purchased Big Machine for $300m (£237m) last June.
At the month of November, Swift request Braun and Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta had stopped her from operating a medley of her old hits at the American Music Awards.
They refused the claims, and the show went ahead as originally planned.
Braun later apologized with her to terminate the public campaign over him, saying his family had accept death threats.
The singer made a fine nod to their spat while showing at the AMAs, where she won six awards including artist of the decade.
While accepting another artist of the decade award at the Billboard Awards, Swift called out Braun directly, stating that her treatment had been “the definition of the toxic male privilege“.
“The man” in the video carry more than a moving resemblance to Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in The Wolf of Wall Street (the song sources DiCaprio’s playboy lifestyle), as he’s appreciate for his business and sporting achievements and being the “greatest dad in the world”, all while getting up to no good.
It’s a thinly-veiled charge on the inequality between how men and women in the same roles are viewed by society.
At the finish line of the music video, the director, real-life Taylor Swift, request her male counterpart – voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – if he could do it all again but this time make it “sexier“.
Swift is probably to play the song when she start Glastonbury later this year.