Taylor Swift imagines her own funeral in her “Anti-Hero” video

Taylor Swift imagines her own funeral in her “Anti-Hero” video

Beth Garrabant

Taylor Swift has shared the video for new song “Anti-Hero,” taken from new studio album Midnights. The video features guest appearances from comedians John Early and Mike Birbiglia as mourners at Swift’s funeral. Check it out below.

The “Anti-Hero” video is the first in a series of Swift-directed visuals due from Midnights. Prior to the release of the album she teased details of a collection of “music movies” she has in the pipeline, with cameos including Laura Dern, Haim, and Dita Von Teese. Watch the full trailer for the series here.

Swift dropped Midnights, her tenth studio album, earlier today. She followed it up with seven additional songs, a collection she is dubbing “3am tracks.” Explaining the origin of these songs, Swift wrote on social media: “I think of Midnights as a complete concept album, with those 13 songs forming a full picture of the intensities of that mystifying, mad hour. However! There were other songs we wrote on our journey to find that magic 13. I’m calling them 3am tracks. Lately I’ve been loving the feeling of sharing more of our creative process with you, like we do with From The Vault tracks. So it’s 3am and I’m giving them to you now.”

Midnights was first announced by Swift when she was accepting the Video of the Year prize at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards. It follows her pandemic-era albums Folklore and Evermore. Lana Del Rey appears on one track while credited writers on the album include actors Zoë Kravitz and Joe Alwyn.