Update: The official video for the single has arrived and it’s pretty fucking great.
The highly anticipated return of Taylor Swift is here!
The singer has dropped her new single “Look What You Made Me Do” and while we were all expecting a sugary bop from the megastar, she’s given us bubble-grime realness with a hook that echoes the sounds of Peaches and Right Said Fred.
Swift delivers the edgiest line of her career during the bridge when she proclaims “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, cause she’s dead.” This whole time we thought Swift was going to rip a page from Britney’s Blackout era with a “Piece Of Me”-esque bop but instead, she’s thematically channeling Spears’ unreleased The Original Doll project, “Mona Lisa” in particular.
Shit gets dark on “Look What You Made Me Do” and while it feels a bit forced most of the time, I think with repeated listening, you’ll be bopping along to this one sooner or later.
I mean, the hook is infectious as all hell as she declares her ill-intentions were brought on by her antagonizers. Swift doesn’t exactly take full responsible for anything here but when has she ever? Her personal bullshit aside, this is a quality track that we’re all going to love to hate. It helps that “Look What You Made Me Do” carries melodies that sound like they were written by Lorde.
All in all, the latest release from Swift sounds like a proper evolution to her discography and I’m here for whatever is to follow.
3 Final Thoughts On “Look What You Made Me Do”
- It’s one of her weakest lead singles.
- Sounds like it could be an industrial remix of a 1989 b-side.
- The chorus saves the entire song.