Taylor Swift and B.o.B’s new video for “Both of Us” captures them in a sweaty, southern paradise, portraying all aspects of humanity.
“This is bigger than just B.o.B and Taylor Swift, this is about all walks of life,” says B.o.B.
While the video certainly looks airy and romantic Swift and B.o.B describe how sweltering the set actually is and how they basically save each other’s LIVES when monstrous fuzzy spiders and mosquitoes attack (shudder).
Meanwhile, Taylor pretty much captivates the entire crew as they film her playing with cute dogs, while a grown man softly blows dandelion seeds into the wind. I’m loving her style in this video which is a mesh of breezy country skirts with vintage tops.
The video is premiering on MTV on June 27 but Access Hollywood got the behind the scenes look to tide us over. [Source]
B.o.B’s “So Hard to Breathe” is heavy track that explores the dark side of success and how it’s so easy to get caught in the blur of fame. ”Since day one I said f*ck the fame and everything it dealt/but the fame is really here to facilitate the wealth,” raps B.o.B.
The track is from his upcoming sophmore album Strange Clouds, which will be out on May 1. We love the laid back guitar riffs by Sean Garrett.
This is the second track we’ve heard from the album, after his collaboration with Taylor Swift called “Both of Us.”
Listen to “So Hard to Breathe” below:
Taylor Swift came out of left field with this one, mildly shocking us all with a B.o.B collaboration, but I LOVE it. The song, “Both of Us” manages to fuse country and hip hop. It’s also another one of those songs that I want to put on after a long, hard day because it makes me feel a little bit better: “I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us,” she sings.
The song is on B.o.B’s forthcoming album Strange Clouds, which will be out on May 1. Though Swift only contributes two lines in the chorus, the harmony works.
Listen to the “Both of Us” here and the solo version below.