Taylor Swift + Zayn Malik Finally Dropped The ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ Video

Deep breaths

by daniel barna

Our long national nightmare is officially over. Well, one of them anyway. After nearly two months of having to picture what Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik look like on screen together, the dynamic duo finally dropped the music video for their steamy anthem "I Don't Wanna Live Forever." The song, which is featured on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, is something of a departure for Swift. Gone are the stadium-ready pop anthems from her juggernaut album 1989. Instead we get Swift trying out the kind of moody R&B that made Zayn's Mind of Mine such a runaway hit. 

If this is the Swift we can expect from her next album—which many observers predict will be released this year—well, we're all for it. But for now, let's just enjoy two massive pop stars looking moody in a dimly lit hotel. After this week, we deserve some major escapism. Watch the video for "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" above.