Taylor Swift released her latest music video on Friday, but it seems the pop icon may have been inspired by another cultural phenomenon.
Fans were quick to point out how Swift’s artsy, ethereal video for new single "Style" resembles the opening credits for HBO’s cult crime drama True Detective.
The central imagery for both videos features profile shots of the "main characters" overlaid with other artsy video. In fact, the "Style" video opens on a side profile of Swift with an inlaid shot of a man standing on a beach, very similar to imagery of True Detective star Matthew McConaughey from the show’s credits.
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Both videos also feature prominent shots of eyeballs, billowing smoke, and thunderstorms.
One fan even edited clips from the "Style" video to "Far From Any Road" by The Handsome Family, the song that plays over the True Detective credits.
The song, which is unapologetically about Taylor's tumultuous relationship with One Direction's Harry Styles, also boasts the talent of her famous friends’ significant others. Sarah Hyland’s boyfriend Dominic Sherwood stars as the video’s male lead while Jamie King's husband Kyle Newman directed — it’s good to be friends with Taylor!