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What Sugarland + Taylor Swift’s “Babe” Music Video Tells Us About Cheating

It sure has been an exciting time as Sugarland just released their come back album Bigger which includes their lead single “Babe” written by Taylor Swift circa 2012. Bigger is currently at #2 on iTunes Country Charts and #5 overall! The newly released music video for “Babe” is at #1 all genres!

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“Babe” is still climbing the charts at #27 at Country Radio and the music video will surely give it an extra push! Swift wrote the treatment (concept) of the music video and Sugarland loved it! The video was shot last month on the set of the show Mad Men.

“She actually reached out to us and said, ‘I’ve got a great idea for the video,’ and she wrote the treatment. And we looked at it and said, ‘Oh my gosh, this is awesome.’ She loves this song. She loves our recording of it. She’s been such a champion of ours, not only for many, many years, but also where this project is concerned. She’s just super excited that we’re doing it.

In the video, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland plays the unsuspecting wife, who’s husband (Brandon Routh) has an affair with his co-worker (Taylor Swift). Kristian Bush of Sugarland, can be seeing in various roles throughout the video.

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Yes, the video has been described as “steamy” and Swift’s character is sexy and flirty, but don’t let the glamour of the video, take away from its lyrics and point. This is a song about being cheated on and the emotional turmoil that takes on a person.

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Nettles character seems strong and confident as she walks away from a marriage,

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and Swift’s character shows the sadness and pain of being left. That is what cheating does to a person. It’s never clean and easy. It’s easy to get caught up on the music and production and how even though the song talks about something so devastating, the song is one you could play on repeat and not get tired of. But that doesn’t take away from the truth of the lyrics and the pain of the situation.

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What a waste
Taking down the pictures and the plans we made, yeah
And it’s strange how your face doesn’t look so innocent
Your secret has its consequence and that’s on you, babe
I break down every time you call
We’re a wreck, you’re the wrecking ball
We said no one else, how could you do this, babe?
You really blew this, babe
We ain’t getting through this one, babe
This is the last time I’ll ever call you, babe
This is the last time, this is the last time
This is the last time

“Babe” was originally written for Swift’s album Red but it didn’t make the final tracklist. We do see similiar themes from the Red Era, and even the lyrics tie in with others on the album. She’s on the kitchen floor and holding a crumbled up piece of paper, remind anyone else of “All Too Well”?

 

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There is real heartbreak and even though Swift is playing the character of the other woman, I think in these moment’s, she’s also playing herself and the emotions she went through when she was cheated on. Unable to move, function, or get off the couch. Your self-worth is questioned, you constantly have to worry about being cheated on again. It’s anguish and it isn’t pretty.
In the end, hopefully we can find the strength to walk away from that turmoil and find our self-worth, because we are worth more than someone who doesn’t cherish what we have to offer and takes that for granted.
WATCH THE “BABE” MUSIC VIDEO
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Taylor Swift Surprising Unsuspecting Fans in Interviews is The Best Thing All Week!

Taylor Swift is always full of surprises, whether it be having her team upgrade people from $50 seats to $800 ones, inviting fans over to her house, showing up at their wedding or showing up at their house! There was a recent AT&T and DirecTV event before her Chicago show on her Reputation Stadium Tour where she decided to stop by!

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Fans were giving on-screen interviews, talking about things from their favorite Taylor Swift song, to reasons they love the superstar. Each time, she would pop out and surprise them doing their interview! Swift shared in a video AT&T shared that all of these fans have been long time fans but had never had the chance to meet her. She of course, wanted to meet them as well!

Watch the video clip below! The full video will air on #TaylorSwiftNot on DirecTV.

Sugarland + Taylor Swift’s Music Video For “Babe” Drops Saturday – See The Trailer!

WOW! Are we ever readTAY for the “Babe” music video after the preview that premiered during the CMT Music Awards Wednesday night! The video drops Saturday and it is going to be amazing. Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles plays the woman who got cheated on by Taylor Swift‘s character! Which is ironic since Swift is the one who wrote the song about being the woman that Nettles plays. In the video, now Swift gets to act our the role of the woman who her then boyfriend cheated on her with. *Cough Jake.*

In the video we can see Swift with Red hair. Is she perhaps hinting that she was cheated on by a red hair woman, or is she paying homage to the fact it was supposed to be on the album Red? With Swift’s attention to deal, we have to assume the action was deliberate, but it’s much more fun to just enjoy the video than to speculate on all the unknown!

We do know Swift wrote the treatment (aka she came up with the concept/storyline of the video). Sugarland told ET online:

“It’s your favorite summer movie you haven’t seen yet. It’s red-headed Taylor. Which I think is… it could be a giveaway if you’re a Mad Men fan, but maybe not.”

“It’s cinematic,” Nettles agreed, adding that Swift actually wrote the treatment for the video and helped shape the look. “It’s a period piece, if you will.”

Watch the trailer below, the full video drops Saturday!

“Babe” video this Saturday!🍸@sugarland @brandonjrouth

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Taylor Swift + Selena Gomez Have The Most Beautiful Friendship

When you think friendship goals, I hope you think of Taylena! Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez have been friends for 12, almost 13 years. Which is monumental since it’s Swift’s favorite number. Gomez and Swift first found each other back when the Jonas Brother‘s were still a thing! Although many things have changed over the years, hairstyles, homes, boyfriends, one thing has never fallen apart, their friendship!

Like tradition would have it, Swift brought Selena out to be a special guest on her Reputation Stadium Tour, like she has each tour! They performed Gomez’s song “Hands To Myself” which  is a favorite of Taylor’s.

Swift shared a sweet picture of the two with the caption:

“To the person I could call at any time of day, who has been there no matter what… you absolutely KILLED IT tonight and everyone was so excited to see you. I love you, and 60,000 people at the Rose Bowl loved you too.”

Gomez echoed the sentiments, sharing a picture of the two backstage with the caption:

“I’m grateful for those I surround myself with. And this woman right here happens to be one of my favorites. Love our tradition and I love you.”

I mean, I could but why would I want to? @selenagomez

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Not only did they have an electrifying performance, but Gomez made a surprise speech that even caught Swift off guard. She chokes up as she shares how much Swift and their friendship means and thanking everyone for supporting her because she is the kindest of humans.

WATCH SELENA’S HEARTWARMING SPEECH TO TAYLOR SWIFT

“I have to say thank you to my best friend of about 12 years, almost 13, she’s been one of my best friends, because this person has never ever judged a single decision I’ve made, she has always met me where I’ve been, she has encouraged me when I’ve had nothing to be encouraged about, and I don’t know if I would be as strong as I am if I didn’t have you and your family, because you’ve changed my life. But honestly, thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting someone that I know is the most beautiful, strong, independent woman I’ve ever met, so thank you as her best friend.”

Swift tried to hug her during it, but Gomez wasn’t finished and swatted her away so she could continue gushing about her! Can you say friendship goals?

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Shawn Mendes Tears Up Taylor Swift’s Reputation – Night 1 of Rep Tour Pasadena!

We are getting serious 1989 vibes as Taylor Swift‘s first special guest on her Reputation Stadium Tour  was Shawn Mendes who opened for her during the 1989 World Tour. Swift shared some behind the scenes footage of their rehearsal, along with a picture and a video from the actual performance!

Mendes is the first special guest of the Reputation Stadium Tour and coincidentally the song they performed “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” also has the word reputation in it!

You take me places that tear up my reputation
Manipulate my decisions
Baby, there’s nothing holdin’ me back

This was the third stop on Swift’s “Baby Tour” as she called it and she recalled that it was her 40th show in Southern California. Her first show was to a crowd of about 43 and now she is playing to a crowd of about 60,000! It was Swift’s first time playing the Rose Bowl and also her first time ever being at the Rose Bowl, she told the crowd she definitely understood the allure!

WATCH A CLIP OF TAYLOR SWIFT AND SHAWN MENDES PERFORM “THERE’S NOTHING HOLDIN’ ME BACK”

Wouldn’t it be great if every special guest has a song with the word “reputation” in it? Do you think there will be a theme? As far as Swift not having a special guest at the other two shows, we think the show is so big and so great it doesn’t need special guests, and there definitely shouldn’t be one there night 1! Everyone should just experience the magic of the show on it’s own! Also, LA is a big city so there isn’t always going to be a guest in every city, but that’s okay because Swift puts on an amazing show compelete with fireworks!

Thank you so much @taylorswift !!!!!! 💙

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