Taylor Swift has released four singles from 1989, two of which rank among the album’s worst songs. “Welcome to New York” and “Bad Blood” pale in comparison to “Out of the Woods,” which had better get the expensive-music-video treatment next. It would be hard to top the spectacle of “Bad Blood,” though. The Vevo-record-breaking tribute to #squad has guest appearances from Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding, and about a million other Cool Girls.
That’s also one of its problems, according to Key of Awesome. Their spot-on parody mocks everything ridiculous about the music video, including how exclusionary it is and why Taylor’s new jam is “promoting gun violence while batting my eyelids.” So basic.