Thursday 19 October 2017

Taylor gets the knife in, but comes off worst herself

Taylor Swift comes out swinging with her new single, but her anger ends up hurting no one but her, writes Sarah Caden

CAR CRASH POP: A still from Taylor Swift’s latest video for Look What You Made Me Do riffing Kim Kardashian
CAR CRASH POP: A still from Taylor Swift’s latest video for Look What You Made Me Do riffing Kim Kardashian

Sarah Caden

The "old" Taylor Swift is dead, apparently. She has said so herself - so it must be true. At the very end of the video for her single, Look What You Made Me Do, both of which were released last week, Taylor Swift darkly states: "I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, 'cause she's dead."

So which Taylor is dead and gone? To judge by the dark and savage content of Look What You Made Me Do, both song and video, it's the nice TS of old who has departed. The good old country-music girl has been long gone, but the nice girl who surrounded herself with the #squad seems to have been buried too.

And the sweet girl - the girl you wanted your little girls to look up to - has disappeared, along with the girl who used to maintain a little mystery around which ex-friends and boyfriends she was catchily savaging in her songs.

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