When Taylor Swift releases a leading single, especially after three years, fans and artists alike stop everything to listen. Her attention-demanding “Look What You Made Me Do” gets what it wanted, but maybe not in the way it hoped… At least, among the majority of electronic music tastemakers.
Just a quick scroll through our Twitter timeline is all that it’s taken to realize that most EDM influencers do not like Taylor Swift’s ballsy return at all. Produced and co-written by Bleachers‘ Jack Antonoff, who also had a huge impact on her most successful album yet 1989, “LWYMMD” also credits Right Said Fred for sampling “I’m Too Sexy” in the most dark, menacing way.
The leading single from Taylor’s sixth studio album Revenge clearly has all the makings to be the biggest pop hit of 2017 and maybe it still will be, but for many it misses its mark. For the record, I love it (definitely not speaking for the entire Your EDM team here). I’m not pretending to love it to defend her, I just sincerely freaking love it.
And, just think about it — have you had a conversation today that didn’t lead to talking about this song?
Before you let any of these opinions sway your thoughts on “LWYMMD,” just listen to it for yourself and see the reacts below:
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”
EDM Reacts to Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do”
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taylor swift being edgy is like ________ being ________
— Cash Cash (@cashcash) August 25, 2017
The Taylor Swift song is actually worse than the artwork
— Knowledge Of Selfie (@atrak) August 25, 2017
Why is Taylor Swift trying to be Princess Superstar
— Dani Deahl (@danideahl) August 25, 2017
new taylor swift single < cash me outside girl new single
— BENZI (@benzi) August 25, 2017
taylor swift is the ultimate "I hate drama but somehow am always involved in it" kinda gal smh she STILL on the Kanye thing 🤦🏼♀️
— carter cruise (@CarterCruise) August 25, 2017
Fair or not, #LookAtWhatYouMadeMeDo's sample about Taylor Swift being dead doesn't sit well with me after Chester & Chris
— Matt Medved (@mattmedved) August 25, 2017
It seems Rebecca Black likes it, so maybe electronic stars are a little too critical…
look what you made me do
— Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack) August 25, 2017