While the first Joseph Khan-directed clip for "Delicate" found Swift invisibly dancing through crowds, hotels, and dive bars, the new version is a one-take, self-shot affair that finds the pop star in the woods, spinning and lip syncing to the camera. It's a pretty big departure from her usual big budget visuals but works surprisingly well.
Choosing to release the video only on Spotify might seem like an odd move, considering Swift's sordid relationship with the streaming service and her much stronger relationship with its top rival Apple Music, where she normally releases exclusive content like this. Swift famously held her previous 1989 from being release on Spotify in 2014. She would go on to pull the rest of her catalogue off the service shortly afterwards, calling streaming "a grand experiment," and specifically referring to Spotify as a "corporate machine" in 2015. She would eventually make her music available on the platform again in 2017. And with this new exclusive video, it looks like things have been all good between Taylor and the streaming giant now.
Swift's Reputation world tour kicks off this May in Glendale, Arizona, with Camila Cabello and Charli XCX supporting her on the road.