Recensieoverzicht: new single Taylor Swift is not a victim song’

Recensieoverzicht: new single Taylor Swift is not a victim song’

Totally unexpectedly, brought Taylor Swift Thursday night a new song from. Look what you made me do, the first single from her album Reputation, which is in november. Music critics are moderately enthusiastic about the popnummer.

The Volkskrant

Volkskrant-Dutch music journalist Robert van Gijssel calls the song, which Swift wrote with Jack Antonoff, a “good pop song”. “The most striking feature is of course the bone-dry drum machine, reminiscent of the early days of hip hop, the boogie of the early eighties where dance producer Calvin Harris recently also to get is gone.”

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“The entire chorus is spoken instead of sung, and constantly repeated over the course of a doordreunend bass rhythm. It is part of the feeling that there is work towards something big, and eventually to fall apart in a flat and steely beat that is mainly intended to get out of your speaker to pop.”

The song would be the Shake it off singer, referring to the incident with Kanye West during the MTV Music Awards (the rapper interrupted Swift when she won a prize, he found that the price to Beyoncé would have had to go red.). “It’s not a victim song”, Variety. “The line Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time indicates that, except that Swift is rightly angry, she still enjoys. The number ensures that the superstar is a cooler girl than the tough girl that we already know, but also shows that Swift is a girl that is just fun and spot with her own anger.”

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The Sydney Morning Herald

“Musically, is Swift now light-years away from her sweet pop – and countryroots. This time there is no love story to be found in the lyric or the music. The song starts with a relatively quiet, but also ominous combination of strings and piano. That should then give way to a bass drum, which Swift in the chorus all of the things plugs that they don’t like to Kanye West.”

“Vocally seen Swift in good shape. She has a very powerful lower register, and used this to full effect throughout the song, before some softer notes sing. That come from nothing, and are a welcome relief after all that anger.”

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Rolling Stone

“Taylor Swift is still not ready for a saving grace with her Look What You Made Me Do, the caustic lead single from her sixth album Reputation, where smart was waiting for.”

“Musically, it is Look to be a continuation of the poprichting that Swift started in store with her EP from 2014, but Look is a much darker version. She is rather concerned with the persistence of the antagonistic of the vengeful hit single Bad Blood, than with the optimistic, dreamy songs like Welcome to New York and Shake It Off.”

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