As promised, Taylor Swift released her new single “Look What You Made Me Do” Thursday night (Aug 24th) before midnight ET along with a lyric video. The song is the first single from Reputation, her new album available November 10th via Big Machine Records. We now know what many expected, the album is sonically in line with 2014’s 1989 and is pure pop mixed with some rapping. “Look What You Made Me Do” is available for purchase on iTunes and is available to stream everywhere. ABC’s GMA will have a sneak peek on Friday morning (Aug 25th).
“…ready for it? New single #LookWhatYouMadeMeDo out now. Pre-order #reputation here: taylor.lk/reputation-iT,” she writes. “Find out about tickets and merch at taylorswift.com.”
As if the album’s title and artwork didn’t reveal enough about the project, “Look What You Made Me Do” clearly addresses headlines involving Swift recently. The uptempo track begins, “I don’t like your little games / Don’t like your tilted stage / Don’t like the role you made me play of the fool / No, I don’t like you.”
The most anticipated album of the year, Reputation, is available for pre-order on iTunes, Target, TaylorSwift.com, and Walmart. Fans who pre-order Reputation, can register for Taylor Swift Tix powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan for an opportunity to purchase tickets to an upcoming concert. Swift is committed to getting tickets into the hands of fans, not scalpers or bots, so she collaborated with Ticketmaster #VerifiedFan for U.S. dates to create an exclusive program to help them get the best access to tickets, in a really fun way. Fans can boost their place in line by participating and inputting their code with each album purchase.
Reputation will be available in several different collectible packages which can also boost fans’ places in line with Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Two Unique and Collectible Magazines created by Swift will be available exclusively at Target. Each collectible edition (Volume 1 and Volume 2) of Reputation magazine will include 72-pages of personal poetry and photos, artwork by Swift, handwritten lyrics, behind-the-scenes photos from the “Look What You Made Me Do” video shoot and an exclusive poster.
Standard Reputation CDs will include one of five double-sided exclusive posters.
Reputation will be her first album since 2014’s 1989, but not her first music since the project. Swift wrote Little Big Town’s “Better Man,” which the group took to No. 1 last year. She also teamed with Zayn Malik for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” for the Fifty Shades Darker film and soundtrack earlier this year. The song was written specifically for the soundtrack by Swift, Malik, Jack Antonoff and Sam Dew. Antonoff also produced the song.
Last week, Swift deleted all content on her social media accounts, leading fans and the media to believe an album announcement was imminent. Swift returned to social media on Monday (Aug 21st) when she posted a cryptic ten second video of what appeared to be a snake. Two more “snake” videos followed along with the single and album announcement, including the album’s cover on Wednesday (Aug 23rd).
Author: Buddy Iahn
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