Country sweetheart Taylor Swift’s next album will take a step toward the pop mainstream, illustrated by the newly released video of “Mine,” a tribute to home and family with a decidedly pop beat.
Comparisons have already been made to emerging queen of pop Katy Perry, who offers a different take on womanhood in “Teenage Dream.”
“Mine,” off her forthcoming album Speak Now is rooted in Swift’s “tendency to run from love,” she told Entertainment Weekly recently.
But “this song is sort of about finding the exception to that,” she said.
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What makes Swift’s vision of the modern woman different from Perry’s is the end point.
For Swift, it’s a marriage, a home and babies. For Perry, its independence and the ability to define your own life.
Swift suggests that even true loves includes trials and tribulations.
Co-directed by Swift and Roman White (his third collaboration), Swift’s “Mine” video was shot in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Actor Toby Hemingway (“Black Swan”) plays Swift’s “man.”
“There’s a lot of time travel in this video, which is fun,” White told MTV.com. “No DeLoreans! Time travel is horrible for the hair, but fun nonetheless … It’s evolving their family story.”
The song, incidentally, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs Chart and No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100.