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Kinda like it, kind don’t

This didn’t get published yesterday, but here’s my review/discussion of Taylor Swift’s new single that you might’ve heard more than I have already. Header photo credited to Hollywood Life.

I hadn’t realized that Taylor Swift hadn’t released a album since her release of 1989. I shamelessly own every album; except Red.
Little random thing about how  I work am with artists and politics: A lot of the artists I support, but  I am able to remove their beliefs away from the artist (and have it not affect my listening). I try to make sure that the music and artists I listen to doesn’t get clouded with politics. If a artists supports something and I don’t, I’ll still listen to their music, I just won’t support what they do.

Taylor returned to Twitter on Monday, the song dropped Thursday and her music video will drop on tomorrow (Sunday the 27th at the VMA’s; I’m keeping those comments out until I see the video on Sunday). Okay, talk about taking over the week with just one song! I grew up listening to country music. Taylor Swift’s music came around during my Middle School and High School days and it was perfect timing for the cross-over of Country and bleeding into Pop-culture music. Red came out after I had graduated High School, for example.

Now personally, I enjoy the 1989 album the most. She completely crossed over to the Pop culture. She won me over with Wildest Dreams, Out of the Woods, Style, and Welcome To New York. I read over the summer that Taylor was in London recording new music, with a more pop-British indie feel. The US Weekly (hey, I get the magazine for free) was also saying to expect an album sometime in the Fall.

When I got on Twitter on Friday, Taylor’s new song was trending and i decided to find the YouTube lyric video Taylor uploaded. As of right now (I’m only listening to it for a second time) the video has about 29.8 Billion views. But get this: 1.1 million likes, 225,000 dislikes. When I watched it yesterday, it seemed like there were more dislikes than likes.

So what is it about her new single, Look What You Made Me Do, that makes me wish I could enjoy it more?

 I was jamming to the song on YouTube, and I was enjoying it quite a bit. Until the course. Look, just read the course lyrics alone. These are the only lyrics during the course:
“Ooh, look what you made me do/
Look what you made me do/
Look what you just made me do/
Look what you just made me/
Ooh, look what you made me do/
Look what you made me do/
Look what you just made me do/
Look what you just made me do/”

Now, I understand how pop music works work. Repeating lyrics like this sells. I just, personally get annoyed. I now tune out the course. Favorite lyrics are “I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me/
I’ll be the actress starring in your bad dreams.” This song is a good song to play at a bar or a club. In a few years, a lot of haters will enjoy this song.

Now the YouTube lyric video itself is edgy and cool. The biggest turn-off for me, is the course. Honestly, that’s it. The rest of the lyrics, I’m okay with . I read a article yesterday saying this song could be a jab at Kanye West. If it is, it is. If it’s not, it’s not.

I usually don’t write about pop-culture subjects, but you can follow me on Twitter. What is your opinion on Swift’s new song? Let me know in the comments section and feel free to follow my blog as well.


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