She revealed the day before that her newly released bonus track I Bet You Think About Me was intended to be a fun ‘drinking song.’
The 31-year-old pop superstar shared a clip of herself lip syncing to her newly released Phoebe Bridgers collaboration Nothing New while editing in some photos of her looking totally wasted after a night of hard partying.
Those were the days: Taylor Swift, 31, had mixed emotions as she looked back at some hilarious photos of herself drunk at a 2019 party in an Instagram video posted Thursday
Taylor gave her 185 million Instagram followers a hint of what she was about to reveal when she tagged the music clip playing as ‘Nothing New (Drunk Taylor’s Version).
The blond beauty had her hair tied back, with strands dangling to frame her face, and she looked cozy in a pale gray sweater.
She began to lip sync to part of her chorus on Nothing New, raising her hand to her face when she filled in for the backing vocals.
‘I’ve had (I’ve had) too much to drink tonight,’ she lip synced, but the tempo cratered and the pitch plummeted as if a vinyl LP was slowing down.
Slurring her words: Taylor looked cozy in a gray sweater as she lip synced to her new Phoebe Bridger’s collaboration Nothing New, but the song started to slow down, making her sound drunk
Taylor looked to the side awkwardly as the video cut to old photos of her from a night of drinking in which she looked disheveled and oblivious.
The All Too Well singer looked like a Christmas present in a sparkling sequined multicolored dress, and her blond hair was messy and awkwardly smushed to the side.
A follow-up snap showed her looking even more out of it as her hair totally covered her face and she stood awkwardly against a brick wall.
‘Drunk Taylor was her name,’ she wrote over the photos. ‘Mojitos were her game.’
The hitmaker expressed some mixed feelings about her wild days of abandon.
‘I cringe but I miss her. Your move @phoebebridgers,’ she wrote, seemingly urging her collaborator Phoebe to share her own embarrassing drinking memories.
‘Drunk Taylor was her name’: Taylor looked to the side awkwardly as the video cut to old photos of her from a night of drinking in which she looked disheveled and oblivious
Letting loose: ‘I cringe but I miss her,’ she wrote of her hilarious drunk self while urging Phoebe to follow suit. Taylor’s messy hair covered her face as she stood awkwardly at the bar
Although Taylor acted as if her hard partying days were behind her, the photos were only from 2019.
Prior to the MTV Video Music Awards that year, she threw a party to celebrate her nominations for her video to You Need To Calm Down, which eventually won Video of the Year.
Taylor shared some fun photos from the night with friends including Danielle and Este Haim, Cazzie David, Laverne Cox and Hayley Kiyoko, but photos that other partygoers posted to social media included her infamous drunk photos.
She took it all in stride, though, and even joked about her night out later on Twitter in an Instagram caption.
‘Threw a party to celebrate with the people who made the ‘ME!’ & ‘YNTCD’ videos with me- and we had so much fun that ‘Drunk Taylor’ is trending on Twitter. CHEERS,’ she wrote.
Celebration: The photos were from a 2019 party to celebrate her MTV Video Music Award nominations for You Need To Calm Down, which she eventually won Video of the Year for
Best buds: Taylor shared some fun photos from the night with friends including Danielle and Este Haim, Cazzie David, Laverne Cox and Hayley Kiyoko
Good sport: But it was photos of her drunk that other people posted online that went viral, though Taylor took it all in stride and even joked about it later on Instagram
On Wednesday, Taylor revealed
‘We wanted to kind of make people laugh with it and we wanted it to be sort of a drinking song,’ she said of herself and cowriter Lori McKenna. ‘I think that that’s what it ended up being.
‘We wanted this song to be like, a comedic, tongue-in-cheek, funny, not-caring-what-anyone-thinks-about-you sort of break-up song,’ she continued. ‘Because there are a lot of different types of heartbreak songs on Red. Some of them are very sincere, some of them are very stoic and heartbreaking and sad and we wanted this to be like, the moment where you’re like, “I don’t care about anything!”‘
The video for I Bet You Think About Me, which was directed and cowritten by Taylor’s friend Blake Lively and costars Miles Teller and his wife Keleigh Sperry, certainly works as a drinking song, as Taylor’s unhinged protagonist seems as if she has already had a few.
She plays a disgruntled lover who causes chaos at her ex’s wedding.
Nailed it: Taylor revealed Wednesday that her new Red bonus track I Bet You Think About Me is intended as a fun ‘drinking song’; still from the Blake Lively–directed video starring Miles Teller (R)