Taylor Swift isn’t done shaking off the haters quite yet. The “Bad Blood” singer is back with a brand new sound three years after she redefined her image in “1989”—and it’s much darker than anyone could have imagined.
Her new single “Look What You Made Me Do” debuted late Thursday night, along with a lyric video. According to People magazine, “the brooding, dark track takes on her haters and includes an interpolation of ‘I’m Too Sexy’ by Right Said Fred.” Swift previewed her sixth album and its single with a series of mysterious snake videos—an apparent nod to her infamous feuds with ex Calvin Harris, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West.
Some of the single’s most vicious lyrics include, “The world goes on, another day, another drama, drama
But not for me, not for me, all I think about is karma” and “I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me
I’ll be the actress, starring in your bad dreams.” The most shocking lyric, however, came at the end of the bridge when Swift sings, “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh ’cause she’s dead!”
In their song review, Variety wrote that “the tone of the tune is intended to get you thinking the bad blood she sang about three years ago has seeped a little deeper into her bone marrow.” Additionally, Vox declared that the song was not only dark, but also “petty as hell.”
The official video for “Look What You Made Me Do” premieres Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards. Her album “Reputation” is set to be released Nov. 10.
See how social media reacted to Swift’s new single below:
Social Media Reacts to Taylor Swift’s New Single “Look What You Made Me Do”
ITS SO GOOD I LOVE IT SO MUCH I FEEL SO EMPOWERED AND READY TO TELL ANYONE/EVERYONE OFF WHO CROSSES MY PATH. #LookWhatYouMadeMeDo
— Becca Tilley (@beccatilley5) August 25, 2017
— bobohu (@karixdc) August 25, 2017
— Hunter (@HunterSulaica) August 25, 2017
— Felisha (@FelishaMichell) August 25, 2017
— Skylar // 5 DAYS (@skylarrgalii) August 25, 2017
Actual pictures of Taylor Swift pitching "Look What You Made Me Do" to her record label. pic.twitter.com/23XgRdXl43
— Tim Janovsky (@TimJayy) August 25, 2017
Blank Space: Baby I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream
Look What You Made Me Do: I’ll be the actress staring in your bad dreams
— Ila ☀️ (@flavlesswift) August 25, 2017
"Look what you made me do" or you could take any responsibility
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) August 25, 2017
Pretty sure "look what you made me do" is the official slogan of people who don't take responsibility for their actions
— Hayley MacMillen (@hlmacmillen) August 25, 2017
me when someone asks me to stop listening to Look What You Made Me Do or to stop talking about Taylor Swift pic.twitter.com/0RSN0Yp7JP
— trimfantum (@StarlightTSwift) August 25, 2017
I'm sorry but taylor we all know you coulda done a LOT better than speaking "oh look what you made me do" 100 times
— Nat (@natalieaksnes) August 25, 2017
"look what you made me do" is literally the perfect title to a taylor swift song. in her mind never at fault, always the victim.
— a (@bieberblaze) August 25, 2017
— Sara Robinson (@saralrobi) August 25, 2017
— Brice Sander (@bricesander) August 25, 2017
What are your thoughts on Taylor Swift’s new single “Look What You Made Me Do”? Are you a fan of her new sound? Will you be buying her new album? Sound off in the comments section below!
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