Right Said Fred Thank Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' for 'Marvellous Reinvention' of 'I'm Too Sexy'
Taylor Swift has come out swinging on her new single "Look What You Made Me Do." And while the song's biting lyrics had Swifties scrambling to figure out who her latest shots are being fired at, there are at least three people who know they're not in the firing line: Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass and Rob Manzoli.
Perhaps you know them better as 1990's one-hit wonders Right Said Fred? The group, who scored a No. 2 hit in 1991, were thrilled to get a songwriting credit on the dance tune that was co-written by Swift and Jack Antonoff. The brothers reacted on Twitter just as the song debuted on Thursday night (Aug. 24), writing "Thank you @taylorswift13 what a marvellous reinvention!"
In a statement posted on their website on Friday morning (Aug. 25), the dance pop group wrote: "We’re very pleased to hear Taylor Swift’s interpolation of our 1991 hit ‘I’m Too Sexy.' Taylor and her team reached out to us about the track, we like what she does and we were very honoured to have her interpolation feature on her new single ‘Look What You Made Me Do.’ Thanks to Taylor and her team for being absolutely wonderful. We’re very happy that our debut single will potentially be reaching new fans 26 years after its release." A rep for Swift has also clarified that the song doesn't sample "Sexy," but rather just interpolates the beat.
"Look" will appear on Swift's upcoming Reinvention album, which is due out on Nov. 10. Fall in love with the original again.
And give Taylor one more listen.