Taylor Swift released her first single since 2014 last week, and fans everywhere are shaken to their core at the new sound and look for the Grammy award-winning star.
Swift has been hidden from the public eye for the past few months, taking a much-needed break from her spotlight saturation in 2016. Taylor’s last album, “1989,” was extremely successful and even earned her the Grammy for “Album of the Year.” After a successful tour and critical acclaim, Swift got caught in an unfortunate scandal involving Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
To sum up the ridiculous drama, Swift stated that she did not like or consent to Kanye referencing her or calling her “that B-“ in his song “Famous,” released in 2016. After this public outcry, Kim revealed in a series of videos that Kanye discussed with Swift over the phone the song and his line referencing her. This led to the internet going into a frenzy, calling Taylor Swift a snake over every social media platform.
After that, Swift has only appeared at a few events while working in a limited capacity compared to usual, eventually dropping completely from the public eye.
Everyone knew something was up when she blacked out all her social media on Aug. 18. Every tweet, post and picture were washed away while fans sat on the edge of their seat in anxious anticipation. Her accounts eventually posted grainy videos with different close-ups of the same snake, alluding to her reclaiming her nickname.
Then, Swift dropped the information that everyone had been waiting for: her new album will be coming out Nov. 10 and it is entitled “reputation,” leading to rapid speculation.
When her new song “Look What You Just Made Me Do” dropped late last Thursday night, fans went absolutely livid at her new revenge-ridden track. The vibe of the song was different from the Swift we’re used to, but it has a similar feel to “Bad Blood” released in 2014.
Some of the best lines from the song include: “Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time. I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red underlined,” and the most shocking, “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, cause she’s dead.”
Swift’s website also already has ticket information, along with exclusive ordering information for two special magazines releasing with the album on Nov. 10. More buzz, music videos and some even more singles are almost guaranteed to tide over fans until the November release date.