If you tuned into last night’s VMAs on MTV, hosted by Franklin, TN born and raised popstar Miley Cyrus, then you already know that sometimes-Nashville resident and certifiable megastar Taylor Swift absolutely swept the night, earning trophies for Best Pop Video and Best Female Video for “Blank Space,” and Best Collaboration and the top honor, Video of the Year, for “Bad Blood” featuring Kendrick Lamar. Swift also presented Kanye West with the Video Vanguard Award, effectively burying the hatchet after their infamous interruption incident at the 2009 awards, and even kicked off the show with a surprise collaborative performance with rapper Nicki Minaj, with whom Swift had been “feuding” if recent media coverage is to be believed.
Ahead of the show, Taylor, who is poised to play two back to back sold out nights at Bridgestone Arena later this month, on Sept. 25 and 26 with Vance Joy and HAIM, re-temaed with director Joseph Kahn, the man responsible for “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood,” to premiere her brand new video for 1989 single “Wildest Dreams.” This marks Swift’s fifth single and video from her latest LP, an unabashed move to pop, which has been breaking records left and right as one of the most commercially successful albums in recent years. While rumblings of a third Bridgestone show have floated around, at this point, it seems unlikely, however, you can always spend an arm and a leg on re-seller sites if you can’t miss the spectacle. Or, you know, just watch Tay Tay’s new vid below and imagine that you’re there.