Taylor Swift has released the full audio for her song “Ready for it”, which she teased with a minute-long snippet during ESPN’s Alabama vs. Florida State college football game on Saturday, September 2.
Like the first song she released in August, Look what you made me do, the singer is showing her darker, more aggressive, brand new side.
This song is more direct and pop-oriented than Look What You Made Me Do, and continues to show a slightly different music direction for Swift.
“Knew I was a robber, first time that he saw me
Stealing hearts and running off and never saying ‘sorry’
But if I’m a thief then he can join the heist,
And we’ll move to an island and, and, he can be my jailer
Burton to his Taylor
Every love I’ve known in comparison is a failure
I forget their names now
I’m so very tame now
Never be the same now…”
Lyrically, the love song references Swift’s married lovers and Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s long romance, although it appears she’s casting Taylor as the dominant character in that relationship.
An iTunes link to the song from Swift’s Tweet reveals that the song will be the lead-off track on her sixth studio album, “Reputation”. “Look What You Made Me Do” is track 6.
The video for “Look What You Made Me Do” video shattered streaming records after its world premiere during MTV Video Music Awards. It had the biggest debut of any video in YouTube history, clocking 43.2 million views in 24 hours, easily topping the previous record-holder, Psy’s “Gentleman,” which racked up 36 million views in its first 24 hours. It averaged over 30,000 views per minute in those first 24 hours, with hourly views reaching over 3 million views.
Reputation is due for release on the 10th of November 2017.
Listen to the song below: