What we knew all along is that Taylor Swift was up to something. But, we did not expect her shattering records in such a manner. The new song by this great singer “Look What You Made Me Do” is winning hearts all over the world.
Taylor Swift Breaking Records
The singer has broken several records in a span of just a few days, surpassing the likes of Ed Sheeran and Adele. Spotify alone has seen one of her songs with over 10 million times on the day of its release. No other song has done that on Spotify in the past.
It is not a different story on YouTube either. The Taylor song currently has over 71 million views. The song saw a traffic of 43.2 million views in just a single day on YouTube. She overtakes Psy of Gangnam Style. At this rate, this song is expected to join the billion views club of YouTube videos soon.
As if these views were not enough, she launched a lyrics video of her song, that is also doing well with over 19 million views.
Taylor Swift Fails the Critics This Time Around
Yes, the critics did not give much of cheer to the song. They were of the opinion that the song does not have a lot to offer to the fans.
Even New York Times said that the lyrics are powerful, but they lacked joy. Variety Magazine also joined the chorus labeling the video as self-referential and narcissistic.
Rolling Stones, however, was a bit more optimistic and right on the money.
There are coveted references in the song to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. They had a tussle with Taylor Swift some time ago. One of West’s songs contains the line “I made that bitch famous” something we all know is an exaggeration.
Taylor Swift does not need Kanye West to become famous. She has given many hit songs on a consistent basis with such amazing lyrics. His line suggests he wants to remain relevant and in the spotlight. But this success will surely give a shut up call to both Kanye West and Kim Kardashian among others.
The video also talks about the relationship that Taylor Swift had with Tom Hiddleston. It also sheds light on her win in a sexual assault case. Her wiping of the social media posts may have paid off for that big gamble besides creating a lot of interest in her fans to see her next video. Now we know tha besides singing, she also knows a thing or two about creating a hype.