In advance of her new album release, Taylor Swift surprises fans at the new Kelsey Montague "What Lifts You Up" Mural on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Swift commissioned the mural and put clues about her upcoming new music in the piece. (Photo by Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images)
Photo: Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images
Photo: Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images

Watch: Taylor Swift unveils new video with Brendon Urie

Just like a fairy godmother waving her wand, at the stroke of midnight, a new Taylor Swift video arrived.

The new single from the pop superstar, “ME!,” is a giddy duet with Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco, a worthy partner vocally and stylistically.

As usual with Swift, the immediate theme is metamorphosis, showcased at the beginning of the major-production video with a creepy snake (her “Reptutation” motif) self-combusting into a batch of butterflies.

Does this mean the old Taylor is back?

Nah, and she shouldn’t be, because even though “ME!” doesn’t stray from her sweetest spot - it’s a classic earworm with an unshakable chorus - Swift continues to explore and expand.

The video is a beauty, kicking off with a goofy fight (in French!) between Swift and Urie (and in front of the children - her adorable cats - no less!) before Swift snaps into Taylor Performance mode. She twirls with a cadre of dancers clad in Skittles colors, Urie floats down - Mary Poppins-like - with an umbrella, and more cute cats make cameos.

Get ready to hear the breezy song a few billion times this summer. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.