It would not be an exaggeration to say that Taylor Swift has had a phenomenal year. Her most recent album, “1989,” was released in late 2014, but the hype has extended through most of 2015. And apparently, it’s not about to stop.
Taylor Swift is releasing the music video for the sixth single off of the album, the song “Out of the Woods,” on New Year’s Eve, according to Digital Spy. It follows the number one hits “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood”, as well as other singles “Style” and “Wildest Dreams.” The video is premiering as part of “Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”
The video does not come without a bit of criticism, however. Swift filmed it back in November in Auckland, New Zealand on a beach that an endangered species of bird calls home. “They were told that they were only allowed to take two vehicles on to the sand to avoid disturbing the endangered dotterel bird species that reside there. However, according to reports, Swift’s production team took several large vehicles on to the beach,” says Digital Spy. Sandra Coney, the chairwoman of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board, stated that “Taylor’s lot did not respect the environment or the conditions of their consent.”
We’ll have to wait until New Year’s to see if the video was worth raising the ire of the New Zealand park, but until then, here’s an acoustic performance of “Out of the Woods,” performed at the Grammy Museum.