Taylor Swift is celebrating the Fourth of July with her brand new music video for "Red", the title track of her latest chart-topping album. The 23-year-old singer relies on loads of "Red" tour footage to piece together the four-minute visuals, that fittingly kicks off with Swift backstage huddled in a circle with her crew before showing highlights from her sold-out global trek.
"I'm so excited that the new video for 'Red' comes out this evening! Also very excited about all the red, white, & blue happening tomorrow," Swift tweeted to announce the premiere of the new clip a day before Independence Day.
As expected, there were splashes of red, in the costumes and props onstage as Swift sings the song live, and on those parts when she's dishing out her other hits, she either rocks out with her guitar or does some choreographed number with her back-up dancers, but all throughout the video, everywhere the camera pans out, there the crowds are, enjoying the concert.
In selecting the footage that goes into the final music video, Swift chose her favorite moments from her tour, which were so many she can't say if any which one stood out as the highlight. "As far as you look there are people. It was just crazy. We've been doing a lot of stadiums on this tour and every time we play a new stadium, I'm like, that's the highlight of the tour," she gushes.
Taylor Swift's "Red" music video