Early on Monday morning (Nov. 10), Taylor Swift obsessives may have noticed that the official music video for new single “Blank Space” had been posted by Yahoo Music (we at Billboard, T-Swift obsessives ourselves, recapped the video when it was still online). Unfortunately, the non-VEVO, wee-hours launch of the video was not planned — the “Blank Space” clip has been taken down, and its director has tweeted that the surreptitious posting was a mistake.
“Yup. Yahoo effed up,” director Joseph Kahn posted on Monday. “Wait to see the Blank Space video. Let Taylor introduce it herself. It’ll be worth it :)”
Swift has not commented on the video leak yet, and a rep for the pop superstar did not immediately respond to a request for comment, or to clarify when the new video was being officially released. However, #BLANKSPACEMUSICVIDEO is currently trending in the United States and a whole bunch of screen grabs are floating around the Internet. CLICK HERE to read a description of the self-parodying, mansion-set new video.
“Blank Space” is the second single from Swift’s blockbuster fifth album 1989, which sold 1.287 million copies in its debut sales week. Lead single “Shake It Off” spent another week atop the Hot 100 last week, and its music video currently has 251 million views on YouTube.