Taylor Swift Gets Gritty In “I Knew You Were Trouble” Video: Watch Her Explain The “Edgy” Concept

Sam Lansky | December 12, 2012 6:22 am

Who’s that grimy-looking girl in the video, you ask? Why, it’s country cutie Taylor Swift, the luminously-complected multiplatinum superstar with pristine style and flawless coiffure! You didn’t recognize her, did you?

That’s because Swift’s going gritty (or, at least, as gritty as she can get) in the video for her new single, “I Knew You Were Trouble,” which premieres tomorrow (December 13) — and she explained the concept in an interview with MTV.

“We’ve been building the story of these two people who have this really epic, really toxic relationship. The video is edgy because the narrative of it is edgy,” she explained. “We knew we wanted it to be some kind of corruption — good girl is living her life, and all of a sudden she runs into this force… and she’ll do anything to fit into his world.” Surely this one isn’t about Harry Styles — they seem to fit pretty well together already. Watch up top.