Taylor Swift Drops New Single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

By Erica Abbott

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Taylor Swift isn’t done shaking off the haters quite yet. The “Bad Blood” singer is back with a brand new sound three years after she redefined her image in “1989”—and it’s much darker than anyone could have imagined.

Her new single “Look What You Made Me Do” debuted late Thursday night, along with a lyric video. According to People magazine, “the brooding, dark track takes on her haters and includes an interpolation of ‘I’m Too Sexy’ by Right Said Fred.” Swift previewed her sixth album and its single with a series of mysterious snake videos—an apparent nod to her infamous feuds with ex Calvin Harris, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West.

Some of the single’s most vicious lyrics include, “The world goes on, another day, another drama, drama
But not for me, not for me, all I think about is karma” and “I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me
I’ll be the actress, starring in your bad dreams.” The most shocking lyric, however, came at the end of the bridge when Swift sings, “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh ’cause she’s dead!”

In their song review, Variety wrote that “the tone of the tune is intended to get you thinking the bad blood she sang about three years ago has seeped a little deeper into her bone marrow.” Additionally, Vox declared that the song was not only dark, but also “petty as hell.”

A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Aug 23, 2017 at 9:39am PDT

The official video for “Look What You Made Me Do” premieres Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards. Her album “Reputation” is set to be released Nov. 10.

See how social media reacted to Swift’s new single below:

Social Media Reacts to Taylor Swift’s New Single “Look What You Made Me Do”

ITS SO GOOD I LOVE IT SO MUCH I FEEL SO EMPOWERED AND READY TO TELL ANYONE/EVERYONE OFF WHO CROSSES MY PATH. #LookWhatYouMadeMeDo

— Becca Tilley (@beccatilley5) August 25, 2017

#LookWhatYouMadeMeDo THE QUEEN IS BACK!!! pic.twitter.com/8U2TwL0KWu

— habaek❁ (@karixdc) August 25, 2017

THE WHOLE NEW ERA IS HERE #TaylorSwiftIsBack #LookWhatYouMadeMeDo

— Hunterrr (@HunterSulaica) August 25, 2017

It’s so different but I’m obsessed with it already. #LookWhatYouMadeMeDo #TaylorSwiftIsBack

— Felisha (@FelishaMichell) August 25, 2017

“I’m sorry, old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now – she’s DEAD” IM DEAD RN THIS SONG IS SO GOOD @taylornation13 #LookWhatYouMadeMeDo

— Skylar ☼ (@Skylar_alexis14) August 25, 2017

Actual pictures of Taylor Swift pitching “Look What You Made Me Do” to her record label. pic.twitter.com/23XgRdXl43

— Tim Janovsky (@TimJayy) August 25, 2017

Blank Space: Baby I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream

Look What You Made Me Do: I’ll be the actress staring in your bad dreams

— Ila ☀️ (@flavlesswift) August 25, 2017

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