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With the re-recording of her 2008 album Fearless set to fall on Friday (April 9), Taylor Swift has exploited her”kids” Olivia Rodrigo and Conan Gray to create their very own healthy, DIY videos motivated by two of her biggest hits from the Fearless age:”You Belong With Me” and”White Horse.”
In a tweet on Thursday (April 8), Swift shared that she’d sent Gray and Rodrigo an advance copy of the re-recording of her mythical single”You Belong With Me” and her response to their accompanying movie, which features the two singing the tune’s chorus into hairbrushes, was absolutely wholesome. “You ok? NO cause I sent my two kids @Olivia_Rodrigo and @conangray my new version of You Belong With Me and THEY ARE SO CUTE IT PHYSICALLY HURTS ME,” she tweeted.
In the TikTok clip, Rodrigo and Gray pay homage to Swift’s 2008″You Belong With Me” music movie, wherein Swift and her crush, who happens to be her next-door neighbor, correspond with one another by composing hints and holding them up to their windows. “Conan, you ok?” Rodrigo’s sign reads. “No bitch, I’m listening to the Fearless re-records,” Gray’s sign responses ahead of the two start dancing and singing on a bed just like Swift from the music video.
But the duo did not stop there. They also filmed a humorous take on the poignant country ballad”White Horse” where both performers don cowboy hats and reenact the tune’s lyrics. Gray literally sweeps Rodrigo off her feet and leads her up the stairwell before ending on a timed turn and tip of their cowboy hats. Rodrigo wrote on Instagram,”We got a sneak peak of’White Horse (Taylor’s Version)’ and we just had to make this vid. One of my favorite songs of all time. In response, Swift shared the video on her Instagram Story and appropriately captioned it: “sobs in yeehaw.”
Last month, Rodrigo told Radio.com that she had received a handwritten letter from Swift that left her reeling. “My tears are on it, my snot from sobbing my eyes out is on it. I really like her,” she said.
She also revealed that Swift imparted some important career advice in the letter as well: “She’s like, ‘I think we make our own luck and I think when you’re kind to people and do what’s right, it always comes back to you in the best way.’ I just adore her and that is what I’ve ever been considering since I opened that thing last night. It’s the only thing in my mind.”