Taylor Swift knows fully well that haters gonna hate hate hate. Though she might not have anticipated that she'd be targeted with a protest song... by a prog-metal act.
Ben Norton wasn't the only one bothered by the news last week that Taylor had trademarked the phrase "this sick beat," the title of a track from her huge hit album 1989. What the American composer and muso did next was to tread a line many songwriters have walked before him. He worked his worries into song.