Well now. Subtlety? It’s bloody overrated, folks. Don’t need it. Don’t want it.
Taylor Swift has apparently decided to erase all doubt as to her motivations for her forthcoming album ‘Reputation‘ by dropping the unbelievably heavy-handed first single ‘Look What You Made Me Do.’ The tea, folks. It is steeping.
Swift teased the name of her first new single since 1989 on Instagram in a series of posts containing the song title, before dropping the single outright to set tongues wagging and speculation en fuego.
The single, which has dropped online on all good internet-based music streaming and download services, certainly has a lot going on in it. Is it an 80s electro b-boy track? Is it a cut from the nega-version of 1989-era Swifty? Is it something that a thousand people are going to be grinding to in clubs across Australia in t-minus 6 hours?
Probably a bit of all of the above, TBH.
Trust Taylor Swift to find a way to shoehorn in an awkward spoken-word voicemail bit yet again.
“I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh! ‘Cos she’s dead!”
Brick-to-the-face levels of subtlety, right there.
Look What You Made Me Do is up on Spotify and is available to download via iTunes right now.