Taylor Swift Goes Dark Revenge Fantasy on ‘Look What You Made Me Do’
When it comes to Taylor Swift, one thing is certain: She’s not one to take anything sitting down. Her new single “Look What You Made Me Do” is a darkly threatening track, featuring her syncopated, sensual vocals over a sparse background mostly of drum beats and samples of her voice.
The track, along with the new album art for her upcoming sixth full-length Reputation, is an aggressive stance against her haters, her critics and her non-believers. As Billboard writer Jason Lipshutz predicted hours before the song’s release, it feels very much like a response to her 2016 track “Blank Space.” Only this time, it’s no joke — Taylor’s back, and menacing with lines like “Maybe I got mine but you’ll all get yours.” The “Blank Space” comparisons are even easier to make when she sings “I don’t trust nobody and nobody trust me / I’ll be the actress starring in your bad dreams.”
The pop star—who has been taunting Swifties (as well as the greater music-consuming public) with hints about her forthcoming sixth studio album this week via a series of slithery snake-referencing teasers—dropped the debut single off Reputation at midnight on Thursday (August 24).
“Look What You Made Me Do” is off Swift’s brand new album, Reputation, out November 10.
Taylor Swift’s Best Live Vocals:
Subscribe to 107.3 KFFM on
Look Back at Taylor Swift’s Squad: