The Taylor Swift release-week blitz continues with the arrival of the video for her new single “Begin Again,” the closing track from her album “Red.” The record was released Monday, and Billboard has projected the album will top sales of 1 million copies in its first week of release.
In the “Begin Again” video, she strolls the banks of the Seine River and the streets of Paris as she sings of a promising new relationship, and how it contrasts with a previous romance.
I think it’s strange that you think I’m funny
‘Cuz he never did
I’ve been spending the last 8 months thinking all love ever does
Is break and burn and end
But on a Wednesday in a cafe I watched it begin again.
The banjo and mandolin accents on the track constitute perhaps the closest Swift comes to country music on her pop-infused fourth album. The ethereal tone of the music on "Begin Again" mirrors the dreamy mood of her lyrics, a trait that she considers the thread connecting the varied sonic textures on the new collection.