Song: “Look What You Made Me Do”
Singer: Taylor Swift
Song Writers: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, Fred Fairbrass, Rob Manzoli
It’s Taylor Swift’s birthday today, and boy she has had quite a year. Last year, with her tiff with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian escalating on social media, Swift, quite uncharacteristically, went underground briefly, and surprised us this year with her album Reputation. The first single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ is, for the lack of a better word, lit – as the millennials would say.
The song marked the death of another pop culture icon – the old Taylor Swift. In this song, she ditches her goody-two-shoes music video characters and embraces a more darker, angrier version of herself. She takes a dig at all those who have ridiculed or wronged her in that past, and one-by-one, avenges those insults.
The music video, one of Swift’s longest, is full of symbolism and references.
The lyrics and video are all far too clear that Taylor has clearly had enough with haters.