When Taylor Swift is a fan of another artist’s music, she doesn’t shy away from letting her legions of fans know. This is exactly what happened with current tourmate Ed Sheeran, and now the two have premiered a music video for one of their collaborations, titled “Everything Has Changed,” which serves as the fifth single off Swift’s Red.
After tweeting about being obsessed with Sheeran’s music, Swift later decided to take the British singer-songwriter on the road with her for her Red Tour. But before she asked him out on the road, the two met up for a songwriting session at Swift’s Nashville home. It all came together shortly after Sheeran learned that Swift had written lyrics from his song “Lego House” on her arm during her Speak Now Tour.
“Two days later, I got an email saying she had been a fan for awhile and ‘Should we write a song?’” Sheeran told Rolling Stone last year of their friendship. “So we hooked up and wrote two tunes, actually, one on the record and another that’s still out in the ether somewhere.”
The music video to one of those songs, “Everything Has Changed,” was just released last night (June 5). Apparently they wrote the song, which they’ve been performing together throughout her Red Tour, on a trampoline at her home.
“We wrote a song on a trampoline, ate some apple pie and had a jam. It was very fun,” he said in the same Rolling Stoneinterview. “It came in 20 minutes, really. It was a really simple song to write. We just had two guitars and strummed it out. I’ve heard from everyone in the industry how cool she is; she’s got a very good reputation, but you never really realize what kind of person she is until you sit down and chat with her. She’s just a very warm soul.”
That warm soul is evident in the music video for the song. At the start of the video a young Swift lookalike dressed in a white sundress waits for the school bus and boards it to sit next to a mini-me version of Sheeran. Throughout the video we see the two innocent school kids’ relationship develop in each class. During music, he strums guitar while young Taylor looks on. Later, during recess he reads her passages from The Notebook underneath a tree and they are spotted playing with Legos.
Dancing together at the school gym, the budding relationship continues until the end of the school day when the two run outside to meet their parents, Swift and Sheeran respectively. Watch below:
This isn’t the first time musicians have enlisted kids to portray themselves. The Black Keys‘ music video for their 2011 GRAMMY-winning hit “Tighten Up” features two young boys as themselves. Long before the Black Keys had the idea, Van Halen came up with it for their music video “Hot for Teacher,” where the guys go back to school and deal with the unfortunate situation of having a lesson plan taught by a sexy school teacher.
- Annie Reuter, Radio.com