Swift re­turns with venge­ful mind

Sunday Express - - ENTERTAINMENT -

POP su­per­star Tay­lor Swift ( is back with a new dance-club beat -- and a stone-cold warn­ing that she is out for vengeance against an undis­closed per­son who crossed her. The 27-year-old, who com­mands one of pop mu­sic’s most avid fan bases, on Fri­day re­leased “Look What You Made Me Do,” the first sin­gle from her latest al­bum “Rep­u­ta­tion” which comes out on Novem­ber 10. Other than a duet with Zayn Ma­lik for the erotic thriller “Fifty Shades Darker,” the song marks Swift’s first new mu­sic since her 2014 al­bum “1989” -- one of the top-sell­ing works of the past decade. “Look What You Made Me Do” picks up much where the Grammy-win­ning “1989” left off with Swift, who had her start strum­ming her own coun­try songs, head­ing defini­tively in a pop di­rec­tion. The latest track goes be­yond the bub­ble-gum melodies of “1989” to reach into house mu­sic, with Swift sound­ing like a club DJ as she re­peat­edly states sternly over the beat, “Oo, look what you made me do.” One thing that she was ap­par­ently made to do -- ac­cept the fast­grow­ing for­mat of stream­ing. Swift made waves in the mu­sic in­dus­try by re­fus­ing to stream “1989” as she ac­cused lead­ing plat­form Spo­tify of short-chang­ing artists. She ended her boy­cott in July and her new track ap­peared on ma­jor plat­forms in­clud­ing Spo­tify.

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