Taylor Swift and Zayn Release “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” Video

Taylor Swift and Zayn Release “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” Video

The unlikely duo get sad and steamy in the new clip.

The unlikely duo get sad and steamy in the new clip.

Text: Jake Viswanath

After what feels like an eternity of teasers, ZAYN and Taylor Swift finally released a video for their unexpected collaboration, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker).” The song is the lead single off the upcoming Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, but the video goes beyond simply promoting the highly anticipated film.

The Grant Singer directed-clip seems to forego referencing the provocative sexual themes that mark the film series, choosing instead to highlight the emotional aspects of the lead characters’ relationship in gloomy bedrooms and vacant party halls — until the video’s finale, that is. Chairs are broken, headboards are scratched, and broken bottles land on the floor in a passionate yet emotionally drained mess. Yikes, imagine having a room next to them. Watch the clip below.

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