You can finally shake it off: Taylor Swift has released her new single.
The 27-year-old singer dropped the upbeat song Look What You Made Me Do — which uses an interpolation from Right Said Fred’s 1991 hit I’m Too Sexy — early Monday to streaming platforms and iTunes. The song, featuring elements of pop, dance and house, includes sharp lyrics like: “Honey, I rose up from the dead I do it all the time/I got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined I check it once/Then I check it twice.”
The track ends with a voice message of Swift saying, “I’m sorry, but the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ‘cause she’s dead.”
The anticipation of Look What You Me Do helped Swift trend heavily on social media. The song is the first single from her sixth album, Reputation, to be released Nov. 10. A clip of the song’s video will premiere Friday on Good Morning America.
Swift wiped her social media pages clean last week and caused a frenzy online with video snippets of slithery snake parts. Fans dissected the clues in hopes it reveal details about her new music. The pop star finally announced Wednesday that a new song would come this week followed by an album three months later.
Reputation is the follow-up to 2014’s 1989, Swift’s first official pop album after years of dominating in country music. 1989 launched seven hit singles, from Shake It Off to Bad Blood, and won three Grammys, including album of the year. The album helped her produce a star-studded world tour, featuring guest appearances from musicians such as Justin Timberlake and John Legend to A-List celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Chris Rock.
Swift wrote and produced the new song with frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff, who performs in the bands Bleachers and fun. Antonoff, who has produced for Lorde, Sia, Sara Bareilles and others, earned a Grammy Award for his work on three songs from Swift’s “1989.”
He also produced and co-wrote Swift and Zayn’s Top 5 hit from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, I Don’t Want to Live Forever, and the two shared a Golden Globe nomination for the song Sweeter than Fiction, from the 2013 film Once Chance.
Swift’s Reputation could become the singer’s fourth album to sell more than one million albums in its debut week, following 1989, 2012’s Red and 2010’s Speak Now.