LOS ANGELES: After a year in which she went through a high-profile breakup, a short-lived fling, celebrity feuds and a court battle, Taylor Swift is coming for her haters with a mad, bad, edgy new single.
Swift released â€śLook What You Made Me Doâ€ť late on Thursday, a high-octane pop track in which she takes aim at unnamed subjects who have tried to bring her down, singing â€śMaybe I got mine, but youâ€™ll all get yours.â€ť
â€śThe role you made me play of the fool, no I donâ€™t like you … But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time/ Honey I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time/ Iâ€™ve got a list of names and yours is in red underlined/ I check it once and then I check it twice,â€ť Swift sings.
Swift, 27, dropped out of public view earlier this year after a highly publicized breakup with British DJ Calvin Harris, a short-lived fling with British actor Tom Hiddleston and feuds with Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
The song comes just over a week after the singer scored a court victory against a radio DJ whom she accused of groping her bare bottom while posing for a photo with her in 2013. Swift, who delivered unflinching testimony in a Denver court, was awarded the symbolic $1 in damages that she had sought after a federal jury found for her.
A 13-second sneak peek of the music video to â€śLook What You Made Me Doâ€ť was unveiled on â€śGood Morning Americaâ€ť on Friday, showing glimpses of Swift biting into a diamond necklace, channeling Hollywood glamour while on a swing, and wearing an all-black ensemble while standing in front of her dancers.
The video will debut at Sundayâ€™s MTV Video Music Awards, which will be hosted by Perry, fueling speculation that the two may bury their long-running feud on stage.
â€śLook What You Made Me Doâ€ť quickly became a top trend on social media on Friday. In the song, from Swiftâ€™s upcoming November album â€śReputation,â€ť she embraces a darker pop sound with biting lyrics, a continuation of her fiery â€śBad Bloodâ€ť from her 2014 hit album â€ś1989.â€ť
The singer, who broke out as a country-pop star at the age of 16, also points to reinventing herself in her latest song.
“I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now/ Why? Oh. ‘Cause she’s dead,” Swift sings. – Reuters
Story first published: 28th August 2017