Taylor Swift's "I Can See You" music video from 'Speak Now (Taylor's Version)' was filmed in Liverpo...

Taylor Swift Filmed The “I Can See You” Music Video In Liverpool

There were so many Speak Now easter eggs on set.

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While Swifties were in mourning following rumors of Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn’s breakup, the Midnights singer spent her post-breakup weekend doing something completely different. Taking advantage of the break in the Eras Tour schedule in April, Swift reportedly flew to the UK to shoot a new music video in Liverpool. While fans were sure it was for her Midnights era, the queen of easter eggs was 13 steps ahead and already filming her music video for the Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) vault track “I Can See You.”

According to The Sun, Swift was shooting in Liverpool at two filming locations that can also be spotted in 2022’s The BatmanSt George’s Hall and the Cunard Building. St George’s Hall in Liverpool was used as Gotham City Hall, but the Cunard Building can only be seen in the background of the film. Robert Pattinson — aka Batman — sits atop the Royal Liver Building in one scene, which is right next to the Cunard Building at the Pier Head. A source reportedly told the outlet, “Taylor loves the history of the landmarks and was excited to film somewhere completely different and unexpected.”

The Sun source revealed Swift’s shoot “was an incredibly slick operation” and crew was “asked not to have their phones on them and to sign non-disclosure agreements.” However, that didn’t stop onlookers from snapping pics. With a heist at the center of the action, Swifties should have known it was for Speak Now — especially with all the easter eggs and celebs spotted on set.


The prevailing theory was that the “Anti-Hero” singer was shooting the music video for her song “Vigilante Sh*t” from Midnights, which is rumored to be about Scooter Braun. Photos of Swift stealing a painting with her OG curly locks and a “13” drawn on her hand — both representative of her Speak Now era — led fans to speculate that she was stealing back her masters in the video. Aside from the song, fans pretty much nailed it with their theories. The track “I Can See You” is not about Braun, since she wrote it back in her Speak Now era of 2008 to 2010, but the plot of the video involves Swift being rescued from a vault surrounded by memorabilia and outfits from that time in her life.

Joey King and Taylor Lautner help to break Swift out, and both were a big part of her original Speak Now era as well. Swifties will remember King was in her “Mean” music video and Lautner was the inspiration behind her song “Back to December.” The video is full of other Speak Now easter eggs, like the “Bejeweled” music video — which had several references to Swift’s third album including the balcony Swift used during her Speak Now tour. The same balcony was spotted in “I Can See You.”

There are still three albums left to be re-released, and while there were plenty of references to Speak Now in the video, fans also noticed a few nods to 1989. Similar to how she was planning months in advance for Speak Now, Swift may already be preparing for her next re-recorded era.

Swift’s current mission to take back her masters makes a Batman filming location a very fitting place for her music video. Any Swifties hoping to do some set-jetting and visit the filming location of “I Can See You” will want to check out the event calendar for St George’s Hall. The building offers exciting events and exhibits you can see while on vacay in the UK. They also have a bakery at St George’s Hall that sells pies and pastries. It may be a little harder to step inside the Cunard Building, but you can check out the Pier Head area right next to the river and snap some pictures outside for your own “I Can See You” moment.

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