I felt such a robust combination of feelings this morning as I listened to Taylor Swift’s new single, “Look What You Made Me Do.” On one hand, it’s gratifying – Taylor is doing precisely what we needed, which is letting her Petty Mean Girl freak-flag fly proudly and gloriously. She’s not hiding behind the who-me-I’m-so-innocent persona anymore. She shed the Innocent snake pores and skin a 12 months in the past. On the opposite hand, with out the Innocent persona, what we’re left with is all the things we’ve all the time stated about Taylor and what she’s been hiding: she actually is that this petty, she actually does maintain huge grudges, she actually does twist herself in knots to view herself because the wronged get together in each state of affairs. “Look What You Made Me Do” reads like an anthem for bullies who have been referred to as out on their sh-t. It’s a smirk of “Yes, I’m all the things you stated I used to be and now I’m going to destroy you for understanding that about me.” It’s mainly “Lemonade” for petty white Mean Girls. An anthem for our instances.
My favourite lyric: “I’ve received a listing of names/and yours is in pink, underlined/I verify it as soon as/then I verify it twice OH.” WHAT DID I TELL YOU??? Remember final summer time, throughout The Glorious Tiddlebanging of 2016, when individuals have been calling out Taylor left and proper? Katy Perry, Calvin Harris, Kim Kardashian, your entire #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty individuals? I instructed you she was taking names. I instructed you she was maintaining a listing. So, yeah, it’s gratifying. I all the time knew she was this particular person.
Beyond the lyrics and the message, the precise hook of the track could sound acquainted. Apparently, within the track credit, Taylor credited Right Said Fred as a result of this track is “an interpolation of a melody” from ‘I’m Too Sexy.’
— Chase Holfelder (@chaseholfelder) August 25, 2017
Also: Taylor is now selling snake jewelry to associate with this album launch. All of this makes me surprise… did she actually not perceive WHY sure individuals referred to as her out on her bullsh-t final 12 months? I’ve all the time stated that Taylor is a advertising genius and arguably one of many best businesswomen of this period, however did chica solely take note of the truth that individuals have been dissing her, and she or he by no means bothered to determine WHY? To all the little ladies: purchase the Tay-branded snake jewellery for those who should, however know this: you’re mainly sporting the Mean Girl Bully talismans.
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