No, we can't calm down—even in the midst of a lavender haze.
Taylor Swift just dropped the highly-anticipated music video for the second single from her album, Midnights—and as expected, it already has fans on cloud nine.
The surrealist video stars Taylor and her lover (played by Laith Ashley) in what she calls a "sultry sleepless 70's fever dream" complete with purple smoke, flowers growing from the carpet and her television opening into a galaxy. It naturally ends with her falling asleep on a cloud in a starry sea of swimming koi fish.
On Instagram, Taylor shouted out her "incredible costar" Laith, a transgender model and actor, "who I absolutely adored working with."
"This was the first video I wrote out of the 3 that have been released," she said, "and this one really helped me conceptualize the world and mood of Midnights."
Ahead of the release of her 10th studio album in October, Taylor shared the inspiration behind some of the songs, including "Lavender Haze," the first track on the record. Co-written by friend Zoë Kravitz, the singer revealed she was intrigued by the phrase after hearing it while watching Mad Men.
"It turns out that it's a common phrase used in the '50s where they would just describe being in love, like, you were in the lavender haze," she said in an Oct. 7 Instagram video. "And that meant that you were in that all-encompassing love glow, and I thought that was really beautiful."
Taylor, who's been dating Joe Alwyn since 2016, also referenced her private romance and the attention that surrounds them.
"My relationship—for six years, we've had to dodge weird rumors, tabloid stuff, and we just ignore it," she continued. "This song is sort of about the act of ignoring that stuff to protect the real stuff."
But her new single from Midnights isn't the only track from the album to delve into her inner thoughts. As the Grammy winner previously explained, her entire album is comprised of stories from restless nights in her life.
"This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams," she wrote in an Oct. 21 Instagram post celebrating the album's debut. "The floors we pace and the demons we face. For all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching-hoping that just maybe, when the clock strikes twelve…we'll meet ourselves."
Watch the stunning video above, and keep reading to find out how more celebrities were involved in Midnights.