Taylor Swift is basically a secret emo kid, and this shouldn’t come as a surprise if you’ve ever listened to any of her albums. And she seems to have a special kinship with onetime hitmakers Jimmy Eat World. Back in 2011, she brought out Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins and sang “The Middle” with him during an Arizona show, telling the crowd that Adkins’ songs had gotten her through some of the toughest times of her life. Then, in 2013, Jimmy Eat World covered Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” on Conan. And now Swift has followed up that Apple Music commercial where she lip-syncs Drake and Future and then falls on her face with another one built around “The Middle.” There is sadly no joke ending in this one; it’s just her putting on makeup and dancing around to the song. It will probably make a lot of money for Jimmy Eat World. Check it out below.
Somebody needs to ask Taylor whether she prefers Clarity or Bleed American.