Ever since the debut of her album "Red" and renewed when the video hit the web for Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble", people have speculated about who "Trouble" was written about.
First, let's see the video one more time:
What if I told you the answer was in the video, in a way?
Our clues from Taylor herself:
- The monologue
- Acting as if she was on drugs in the video
- Continual fixation with the necklace, a key, given to her by the video's "Trouble"
Clues from specific scenes:
A rock concert
Our clues from the video embodiment of "Trouble"
- He's a fellow musician, as seen by his guitar playing
- He's eccentric
- He's a risk-taker
- He's tall, thin, with tattoos
- He has a very specific style, white shirts & suspenders, a denim vest over a wifebeater, suits, fancy hats
- He likes his accessories, rings, bracelets, and necklaces; the key, and another of leather
- He drives a classic convertible
- He's a womanizer
So who is "Trouble?" Tyson Ritter. Actor, model, and the lead singer of The All-American Rejects!
Not only does Tyson readily admit to being a womanizer, his style is exactly that of his video stand-in!
The railroad tracks? (Edit: Never mind, my eyesight sucks)
Oh, and that necklace, one of the main focuses of the video?
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Source: Me, a friend who knows the alleged, and some old-fashioned internet sleuthing
I only watched the video for the first time a couple days ago, and the guy in the video looked really similiar to Tyson, and the lyrics sounded exactly what a friend of mine had recently gone through with him. I'd actually at one point had her ask him if he was friends with Taylor (for a totally different reason) and he told her that they were more like acquaintances.
Please don't shoot the messenger.