When the clock struck midnight on Friday morning, Taylor Swift graced pop music with a new track, "Gorgeous," the third single from her upcoming Reputation album. And it sounds more like old — though not early — T-Swift: straightforward pop.
Swift's fans — also known as "Swifters" — were quick to stream the single, as it has already hit more than two million views on YouTube. The song is rumoured to be about Tom Hiddleston, Swift's most recent ex-boyfriend, as fans deem that there are plenty of clues referencing the actor's physical appearance like "ocean blue eyes" and the song's chorus:
"You're so gorgeous
I can't say anything to your face
'Cause look at your face
And I'm so furious
At you for making me feel this way
But, what can I say?
Taylor Swift's upcoming album, Reputation, has garnered a lot of attention already. The album's first single, "Look What You Made Me Do," knocked Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" out of its historic 16-week lockdown at No. 1, and it marked the first time in 2017 that a woman has hit No. 1 on the charts.
According to Business Insider, "Look What You Made Me Do" hit 84.4 million streams in its first full week in the U.S., which is the highest streaming debut in 2017, as well as the highest streaming debut in history for a woman — surpassing Adele's "Hello" back in 2015. The track's first week of sales (353,000) also mark the highest so far this year.
The single was critically controversial, though, as it possibly references Kanye West and other artists who have ongoing feuds with Swift, such as Katy Perry and Calvin Harris. With its cryptic lyrics and music video, "Look What You Made Me Do" has almost 600 million views on YouTube since its Aug. 27 release.
"...Ready For It" was the second single released from Reputation, making for three singles in total so far.
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