Happy Monday morning from Taylor Swift, who just released the music video for her new single “You Need to Calm Down” bright and early on YouTube. The video just on Good Morning America and YouTube at 8:15 A.M. And it featured a surprise cameo from Swift’s former frenemy-turned-friend-again Katy Perry. The two hugged at the end of the video, with Perry dressed like a hamburger (like she was during the Met Gala, for those looking for past easter egg hints of this) and Swift dressed like French fries.
During Swift’s Instagram Live last week, where she announced her album and “You Need to Calm Down” being her new single, the singer teased there’s a lot packed in this video (and by a lot, she likely means easter eggs too that will give hints about the rest of her upcoming work. Swift will release 16 additional songs on her album Lover).
“The video is very worth the wait,” she said of why she released just the song Friday. “There’s a lot going on in the video so I wanted that to be a separate discovery.”
And there truly is a lot here to:
Yesterday, Swift revealed the expansive list of celebrity cameos in the video. She announced then that you will see Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Reynolds, Laverne Cox, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Billy Porter, Ciara, RuPaul, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, Hayley Kiyoko, Adam Rippon, Chester Lockhart, Dexter Mayfield, Hannah Hart, and more in the video.
Hall is a friend of Swift’s, Swift has been a longtime guest on DeGeneres’ talk show, Reynolds is the husband of Swift’s good friend Blake Lively (Swift borrowed Reynolds’ Deadpool costume for Halloween in 2016), Porowski is friends with Swift’s close friend Gigi Hadid, Swift performed with Kiyoko at the Ally Coalition Talent Show in December, and Swift and Ferguson were at Stonewall together this weekend as just a starting list of how Swift is publicly connected to her celeb star list.