The AV Club does this neat thing every year where they have a list of their favorite bands pick a song to cover from a gradually shrinking list. It produces some weird, random takes on popular songs and this Shake It Off cover by Screaming Females is a wonderful example.
It's pretty neat hearing such a prevalent song reduced to mostly drums and a bass line with a concise guitar solo for some added accent.
Take a listen and let us know what you think!
This wonderful remake of the video was performed by the University of Newcastle and it so successfully marries captivating art with the unavoidable catchiness of this damn song.
According to the YouTube page:
"49 students were each given 52 frames of Taylor Swift's Shake it Off and together they produced 2767 frames of lovingly hand-drawn rotoscoped footage."
Taylor Swift had hyped her newest video for the past week and last night she showed it off to the world.
From last year's 1989, Bad Blood may seem like it tells the story of jilted love, but we all knew it was really about explosions and intense ninja weaponry.
My favorite was this nunchuck purse.
As the piece linked up there suggests, Swift put a lot of her friends in this video. Models and singers and models/singers galore. Most of them only show up for a few seconds of screen time but are all given something slightly interesting to do.
Excect for Lena Dunham.
I mean, it's cool if Swift and the Girls creator and star are friends, but give her something more than a split second of cigar smoking maybe?
Eh, regardless, it's an interesting video in how much sheer production value went into it. What are your thoughts?