Taylor Swift Releases "The Man" Music Video

The song is the fourth single off of her 2019 album 'Lover,' following "ME!," "You Need to Calm Down" and "Lover."

Taylor Swift wonders what her life would be like if she was the opposite gender in the music video for her latest single, "The Man."

The video, which premiered Thursday morning, is the fourth single off her 2019 album Lover.

The music video opens with a man staring out a window in an office. The man turns around and it's revealed that he's Swift's male alter ego. To get into character, the singer is dressed in a suit, a beard and glasses.

As Swift confidently marches through the office, her male alter ego is enthusiastically applauded by the employees.

The singer is later seen smoking a cigar while manspreading on the subway. The commute concludes with the man urinating at the 13th Street Subway Station, which is a nod to the singer's lucky number. The wall of the station has the titles of her previous albums —Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989 and Reputation — and a sign that reads "Missing: If Found Return to Taylor Swift." The sign is a reference to the singer not owning her masters.

Swift is next seen participating in a heated phone conversation while on a yacht full of women.

Throughout the song, Swift calls out double standards she has experienced during her life in the public eye. At one point, she references Leonardo DiCaprio and how he is regularly praised for dating a number of women. "What I was wearing, if I was rude/ Could all be separated from my good ideas and power moves/ And we would toast to me, oh, let the players play/ I'd be just like Leo in Saint-Tropez," sings Swift, who has been criticized in the past over her dating life.

In the video, at one point the singer wakes up next to a naked woman in bed. After Swift leaves the room, she high-fives a number of hands to celebrate the "conquest."

Following clips of Swift being praised for doing the bare minimum as a father contrasted by shots of men at a strip club, Swift's male character aggressively argues with an umpire, played by Swift's father, Scott Swift, while playing tennis.

The music video returns to the subway station and showcases a poster of the male version of Swift's recent documentary, which is dubbed Mr. Americana.

The video concludes with Swift calling cut from the director's chair. Her male alter ego, who's voiced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, walks over to her and asks, "Was that last scene more what you had in mind?" Swift responds, "Could you try to be sexier? Maybe more likable this time?"

Credits roll at the end of the clip to show Swift's transformation into the male character. In addition to crediting the singer for directing, writing and starring in the video, it also notes that the project is "owned by Taylor Swift."

"The Man" is the first music video that Swift directed by herself. She previously co-directed a number of her music videos, including "Mine," "ME!," "You Need to Calm Down" and "Lover."

The singer released an animated lyric video for the song earlier in February, while she announced the official music video Tuesday. She later shared a preview of the video on social media Wednesday, which featured a man standing in a corporate office as he stares out a window.

Before the music video's release, Swift answered questions and spoke about the video in a YouTube Q&A session.

"The Man" follows Lover's debut single "ME!" featuring Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie, which was released in April. The upbeat song was accompanied by a colorful music video that featured a number of hints about the then-unreleased album.

The album's second single was the anti-hate anthem "You Need to Calm Down." The music video was released in June and features a star-studded cast including Billy Porter, Laverne Cox, Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Reynolds, RuPaul Charles, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ciara, Adam Lambert, Katy Perry and the cast of Queer Eye.

The romantic ballad "Lover" was the third single off of the album. The music video chronicles a love story between Swift and dancer-musician Christian Owens. The video narrates the couple's life at home as Swift serenades her "lover" with the song while playing her guitar. 

"The Man" music video follows the debut of Swift's Netflix documentary Miss Americana in late January, which gives a glimpse of the writing process behind the song.

Watch the full music video below.