Taylor Swift’s ’22’ Video: The Diary Of A Normal Girl

In her brand-new video, Swift spends a day with her friends ... and shows off her normal side.

Taylor Swift got her Gondry on in “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and did dark (for her, anyway) with “I Knew You Were Trouble.” So, in a way, you can’t blame her for taking a slightly less arty approach with her brand-new “22” clip … after all, sometimes a girl needs a break.

So rather than pal around with Furries or Reeve Carney, Taylor packs the new video with her friends (yes, her actual “real-life best friends,” as she went to great lengths to point out whilst premiering the clip on “Good Morning America” Wednesday). There’s not much of a plot, or any grand aspirations, and, hey, that’s okay. Instead, we get to see Taylor at ease, with her guard down — an increasingly rare state for her these days — as she goofs around, bounces on trampolines, hits the beach, has a party and basically does everything you or I would do, had we the time (or the budget.)

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About the only time things get meta is when Swift sports a shirt that reads “Not A Whole Lot Going On At The Moment,” a knowing wink to both her critics and those who focus on her personal life … but really, that’s as deep as she — or director Anthony Mandler, who helmed her “Trouble” clip — are willing to go. “22” is an easy, breezy blast, an intimate look at a superstar ignoring the trappings of fame and just focusing on having a good time. Shot in Malibu, it plays out like a postcard-perfect vacay vid, all sun and fun and surf. It’s not high art, but it doesn’t have to be: After all, there will be surely be more glossy magazine spreads, celebrity feuds and high-profile breakups on the horizon … for one day at least, Taylor just wants to be normal. It’s a good look for her.

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