Though Taylor Swift had promised robots and explosions for her eighth music video with longtime collaborator Joseph Kahn, they didn’t really deliver on that promise.
“Delicate,” the fourth visual released from the sixth Taylor Swift LP Reputation, premiered during last night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, and though Swift wasn’t there to accept her female artist of the year award in person, the video might already be the most beloved release of the Reputation era.
The deliberately paced, “Delicate” could be the most sensual song Swift’s ever written, where she narrates a new relationship that’s as thrilling as it is uncertain. But the video drops that love story for a fairytale about self-discovery. Watch the video below.