“Call It What You Want,” another new Taylor Swift song, is here. As promised, the Reputation track was released at midnight Friday (Nov. 3).
It has all the hallmarks of a classic TayTay ballad, loaded with imagery of love lost, bridges burned and an almighty comeback, all set to a subtle electronic soundbed.
“All my flowers grew back as thorns/Windows boarded back up after the storm/ He built a fire just to keep me warm/ All the drama queens taking swings,” Swift sings. She’s still shaking off the haters.
?Swift teased the song on social media earlier in the day with a type-written note previewing another batch of its lyrics: “Holding my breath/ Slowly I said/ ‘You don’t need to save me … But would you run away with me?'” followed by “Yes.”
And in a real a blast-from-the-past moment, the pop star shared a snippet of homemade footage on what is a special anniversary in her career. The “Call It What You Want” release coincides with the 13th anniversary of Taylor meeting Scott Borchetta, the exec who signed her to Big Machine Records.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>“Call It What You Want” available now. <a href=”https://twitter.com/AppleMusic?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@applemusic</a><br>Pre-order <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/reputation?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#reputation</a>: <a href=”https://t.co/oExj2XFGvH”>https://t.co/oExj2XFGvH</a> <a href=”https://t.co/EWxoTpSzIT”>pic.twitter.com/EWxoTpSzIT</a></p>— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) <a href=”https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/status/926304551069736960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 3, 2017</a></blockquote>
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The song is the fourth preview listeners have gotten from the upcoming album, due Nov. 10. “Call It What You Want” follows the previously released “Look What You Made Me Do,” “…Ready for It?” and “Gorgeous.” Swift is set to premiere another tune with a live performance airing during ABC’s Scandal on Nov. 9.
Watch the lyric video for “Call It What You Want” below.
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