Post by neoswiftie on Aug 25, 2017 15:43:43 GMT -5
Billboard: Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Is An Acidic Departure: Critic’s Take
“I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time.” “I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me.” “I got mine, but you’ll all get yours.” These phrases read like lyrical samples from a particularly pissed-off hard rock song not from the new single of the pop romantic behind the sunny “Shake It Off.”
Taylor Swift has flashed her fangs on occasion before, but she’s never released anything as venomous as “Look What You Made Me Do”; the anger, the dead-eyed way she repeats the titular phrase, is almost unrecognizable from her previous singles. The title and artwork of Swift’s forthcoming Reputation album suggested a clapback at her perceived wrongdoers from last year, but the coldness on display here is a far cry from the tongue-in-cheek self-satire of “Blank Space.” Swift could have once again joined the chorus of those laughing at her; instead, she’s “got a list of names” and plans to go full Terminator on them .
A sea change like this demands ambition, and indeed, “Do” – produced by Swift and her “Out Of The Woods” cohort Jack Antonoff – slams a ton of different sonic ideas on the table. A combustible hook that interpolates Right Said Fred! A second verse that sounds like a group of sneering cheerleaders over evaporating synths! A bridge that’s essentially the haunted-house mirror version of the breakdown of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”! There are traces of Lorde in the melody (Antonoff just helmed Melodrama, after all), but “Do” would sound at home on a CSS or Ladytron album from the mid-00s. More than anything, it’s utterly weird, from an artist who’s taken several risks throughout a sterling career but never approached this level of idiosyncrasy.
“Look What You Made Me Do” is imperfect – the transitions between its movements are sometimes too jarring, and some of its lyrics (“The world goes on, another day, another drama, DRAMA!”) express a curt cynicism that doesn’t feel inclusive enough. Yet it’s hard to imagine a song this raw and personal being preoccupied with universality. Swift surely knew this would polarize, but cared more about capturing this fury on tape than playing safe and topping the charts. The old Taylor already did that. The old Taylor, she points out, is dead.
Where does Swift go from here, with the rest of Reputation? We’ll find out in November if the rest of her sixth album is as caustic as its lead single. “Look What You Made Me Do” is fascinating as a gloriously spiteful opening statement, and sets up what will likely be Swift’s most challenging project to date. Look what we made her do – something she never has before.
Post by neoswiftie on Aug 25, 2017 15:47:11 GMT -5
Sonically, “Look What You Made Me Do” is one of her darkest turns. There’s no big, hopeful chorus like the empowering 1989 lead single “Shake It Off,” that addressed a more general assembly of haters and tabloid drama. She’s more direct, addressing her enemy with few subtleties. “All I think about is karma,” she threatens over an ominous beat that features elements of spooky carnival and horror-movie sound effects. It’s also Swift’s first song to interpolate music from another artist, when she references Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” creepy-sexy delivery on the chorus.
Post by neoswiftie on Aug 25, 2017 15:59:01 GMT -5
Lol everyone is 'reaching' So at least you guys know, what's going on... yes Taylor is/was pissed off (bit like my tweets already suggested, I must be clearvoyant ) Kimye declared war, and now she's ready to go to war!
AND NO the old Taylor is NOT dead, refers to the RIP Taylor hashtag and the 'over party' fun they had
I KNOW the old/new Taylor is very much the same as she always has been, just STRONGER SMARTER and a lot more ready to take on anyone who thinks they can come after her, without any consequences!
This is TAYLOR TAKING A STAND (oh yeah I've tweeted this also, long before the release ) DO NOT CROSS THIS LINE, OR ELSE...
Last Edit: Aug 25, 2017 16:00:06 GMT -5 by neoswiftie
davepastern: The Ready for it... video was good (but I loved Ghost in the Shell so that was gonna always be a given lol), not really a fan of End Game (the song or video). Sorry, but it's my least favourite song on Reputation, and joins the ranks of a few other songs
Jan 14, 2018 8:42:01 GMT -5
davepastern: that I dislike (should've said no, better than revenge, holy ground, and style).
Jan 14, 2018 8:42:32 GMT -5
neoswiftie: no need to be sorry, wasn't my favorite song on reputation either, but I do love the video, especially the London sequence
Jan 14, 2018 8:45:13 GMT -5
neoswiftie: lol gonna need to brighten that gif, 20 frames in photoshop, will do that tomorrow
Jan 14, 2018 8:46:35 GMT -5
13swiftie13ds: Under a winter storm warning here Looking at a good 4-6 inches lol!
Jan 15, 2018 0:00:28 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Aly swifte
Jan 15, 2018 14:04:03 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Hi StarlightDreamer, I'm not a member there... but I'm pretty sure some of our members are there too, I guess they prefer to be on both fora. Why do you ask?
Jan 16, 2018 7:22:53 GMT -5
neoswiftie: I don't mind that you promote your forum and everyone can join here and stay a member there too, I really don't mind, there is also taycon.proboards.com/ they were first
Jan 16, 2018 7:26:25 GMT -5
swiftvote: I've been here from the start... no drama like on TC or the new 'The Swift Life' app, I don't need another forum
Jan 16, 2018 7:37:49 GMT -5
swiftvote: I guess most swifties are now on tumblr and The Swift Life, but they are also chatting in 'private chatrooms', problem with those chatrooms is that 1 person has to approve who is allowed in, and who is allowed to stay, heard that there was drama there too.
Jan 16, 2018 7:41:24 GMT -5
neoswiftie: When there are a lot of members, doesn't matter where, you are gonna get drama... that's why certain topics are better avoided
Jan 16, 2018 7:43:25 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Here we have a safe place for everyone that loves Taylor for who she is, what she does without having to whine about the 3 things other 'huge' fora forbid... Po Ra Re, there are enough other places for those topics
Jan 16, 2018 7:46:23 GMT -5
swiftvote: Agreed, those topics are what causes the most misery on TSL
Jan 16, 2018 7:48:31 GMT -5
twothirtyam: I like TSL but you can't really connect to anyone, short conversations are possible on someone's post... but once you go somewhere else it's not possible to find it back
Jan 16, 2018 8:30:58 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Lol now they have a problem with Joseph Kahn, you know... the one friend who defended Taylor through thick and thin, you know... one of her REAL friends
Jan 16, 2018 11:09:20 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Because he said that pitbulls are dangerous, and I know he is exaggerating but what sane parent would leave his/her baby/todler alone with a pitbull? Just imagine a child who doesn't know how to behave around an animal, poking in it's eye... or worse!
Jan 16, 2018 11:14:50 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Some breeds have a bite and jaw that can kill, Joseph is not saying every pitbull would do that, just saying you never know what might happen, and if something happens what then?
Jan 16, 2018 11:17:40 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Is anyone on the TSL app? If so, did you get free packs and picks today or yesterday?
Jan 16, 2018 13:32:36 GMT -5