Taylor Swift’s song “The Best Day” still makes me emotional, 13 years later. When the singer dropped the tribute song to her mother, Andrea, as part of the original Intrepid record in 2008, I was preparing to finish my studies in college. I was listening to the song with my own mother, not knowing that our bond would only grow stronger, and the song would mean so much more when I was an adult. After listening to Taylor’s re-recording and watching the new video for the song, I realized that growing up Taylor and I made our mothers even more special in our lives.
The lyrical music video for “The Best Day” is similar to the one Taylor released over a decade ago, full of home movies. This 2021 release, however, is packed with even more unreleased clips of Taylor and her mom. Ranging from Taylor’s childhood through her thirties, the candid video captures the heartwarming story between the two. Something the first video never captured was Andrea’s battle with cancer, which only emerged in 2014. Taylor talks about the importance of her mother in her life and songs over the years. reflect the impact she had on the singer. Hearing “The Best Day” with this knowledge makes it even more meaningful to mothers and daughters around the world.