I felt such a powerful 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 Imply Lady freak-flag fly proudly and gloriously. She’s not hiding behind the who-me-I’m-so-innocent persona anymore. She shed the Harmless snake pores and skin a yr in the past. However, with out the Harmless persona, what we’re left with is every part we’ve all the time stated about Taylor and what she’s been hiding: she actually is that this petty, she actually does maintain large grudges, she actually does twist herself in knots to view herself because the wronged get together in each scenario. “Look What You Made Me Do” reads like an anthem for bullies who had been referred to as out on their sh-t. It’s a smirk of “Sure, I’m every part you stated I used to be and now I’m going to destroy you for figuring out that about me.” It’s principally “Lemonade” for petty white Imply Ladies. An anthem for our instances.
My favourite lyric: “I’ve acquired an inventory of names/and yours is in crimson, underlined/I verify it as soon as/then I verify it twice OH.” WHAT DID I TELL YOU??? Keep in mind final summer time, throughout The Superb Tiddlebanging of 2016, when folks had been calling out Taylor left and proper? Katy Perry, Calvin Harris, Kim Kardashian, the whole #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty folks? I instructed you she was taking names. I instructed you she was holding an inventory. So, yeah, it’s gratifying. I all the time knew she was this individual.
Past the lyrics and the message, the precise hook of the track could sound acquainted. Apparently, within the track credit, Taylor credited Proper Stated Fred as a result of this track is “an interpolation of a melody” from ‘I’m Too Attractive.’
— Chase Holfelder (@chaseholfelder) August 25, 2017
Additionally: Taylor is now selling snake jewelry to associate with this album launch. All of this makes me marvel… did she actually not perceive WHY sure folks referred to as her out on her bullsh-t final yr? I’ve all the time stated that Taylor is a advertising and marketing genius and arguably one of many best businesswomen of this period, however did chica solely take note of the truth that folks had been dissing her, and she or he by no means bothered to determine WHY? To the entire little women: purchase the Tay-branded snake jewellery should you should, however know this: you’re principally carrying the Imply Lady Bully talismans.
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