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i was not ready for it

Taylor Swift's new music video is an elaborate cyborg showdown

No, really, are you ready for it?

Taylor Swift released the music video for the second single off her upcoming album Reputation on Friday, and it's a doozy. The clip for " ... Ready For It?" follows two versions of Swift — one shrouded in a dark cloak and hood, and one a metamorphosing android — as they face off inside a concrete bunker. Becloaked Swift appears to be bested by her cyborg counterpart in the Joseph Kahn-directed production, which calls back to such robotic films as Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, and Ex Machina.

The singer released Reputation's first music video in August, for lead single "Look What You Made Me Do." The album, Swift's sixth, hits shelves Nov. 10. Watch the buzzing new video below. Kimberly Alters