The narrative which Taylor Swift very much wanted to be excluded from…until she was able to find a way to shamelessly profit from it and use it to get a whole lot of attention, of course. Oh Taylor, never change.
We have all heard the rumor that Taylor Swift was going to be dropping a new annoying pop song on Friday. Taylor announced today that her newest single would actually be dropping tomorrow night. You now have less than 48 hours to procure a set of ear plugs. They can be used to block the song, which will no doubt be played on repeat until the concept of sound has no meaning anymore. Or just to make sure your ears don’t pop when Katy Perry releases a long, loud, frustrated “CAN I NOT HAVE ANYTHING?!?”
Taylor has been teasing the possible release of that single by deleting everything from her various social media accounts and replacing it with snake imagery. Taylor continued to play her tired game earlier this morning by posting a lovely self-portrait.
That snake is so comically fake; it looks like an puppet that jumps out at you on a rickety old state fair ride. Actually, that was probably intentional. Taylor wouldn’t want to give her 11-year-old fans nightmares with a scary real snake. I mean, who else is going to beg for overpriced merch at her concerts?
We also know more about her album. It’s called Reputation (of course it is) and will be released on November 10, 2017.
Between the whole snake thing and that album art, this is a bit darker than the Diet Coke-sipping cheer captain Taylor we’re used to. Ooooh, a torn sweatshirt! Dirty hair! Goth lettering! Sources tell UsWeekly that’s intentional. Taylor is a bad girl now, you guys.
“The single is very different. It goes from very soft, to hard, to soft again. Taylor is overhauling her image.”
And while the track follows in the footsteps of 1989’s pop vibe, “it doesn’t sound like anything she’s done before,” a second insider tells Us. “It’s a little unusual. She plays around with new sounds each album cycle, but this one in particular stands out.”
I wonder what else that image overhaul includes? Does Taylor imply that she’s gotten to second base with a boy? Black nail polish? Swearing? I bet she says such bad words on this new album. PARENTAL ADVISORY WARNING: May contain “Darn” and “Heck.”