You would never hate fame and money as much as Taylor Swift is doing right now. She literally cannot step out of the house without ten paparazzi following her and taking pictures. If she goes out with a guy, it will make the headlines of the evening newspapers. She is at the zenith of popularity and there isn’t much space to walk at the top.
“Delicate” comes from Taylor Swift’s latest album ‘Reputation,’ which also talks about her reputation being a burden on her. This song specifically has Taylor Swift walking on eggshells in her new relationship because they cannot get any privacy in public. Her current relationship with Joe Alwyn has been kept in such privacy that there are no pictures of them in public. If they did enjoy the public, Taylor Swift believes the relationship would not have lasted this long.
Is it cool that I said all that?
Is it chill that you’re in my head?
‘Cause I know that it’s delicate (delicate)
The fragile stage of the relationship has made Taylor Swift question if the things she do are going to cause dents in the relationship. Especially being this famous, she cannot utter a word out of line, she cannot walk without glam, she cannot tweet without spell check. So she understands the delicate nature of the relationship when everything she does have tectonic ripple effects.
Watch “Delicate” Music Video by Taylor Swift
Getting back to the music video, we see Taylor Swift being ushered everywhere by her personal bodyguards. She cannot meet and greet her fans the way she wants. Every step she makes, the bodyguards are there to protect her. Safe? Well, not really.
At one point in the video, she realizes that she is invisible, and then the fun starts. She begins to enjoy doing everything a normally weird person would do in public. First, she gets rid of the ‘conservative size’ of the dress to a comfortable size and then does all kinds of weird dances unique to Taylor Swift.
She finally reaches what seems like a simple bar with common folk, where she becomes visible to them again. Is she trying to say that ones who do not follow her and pretend to be her fans/friends, are actually the real people who sees her? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.