Taylor Swift is taking the music world by storm right now with the release of her edgy new track, “Look What You Made Me Do.” If you think the infectious, pulsating hook “Look what you made me do/Look what you made me do/Look what you just made me do” sounds vaguely familiar, in an “I’m too sexy for my shirt” kind of way, you’re not crazy! It turns out Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass, and Rob Manzoli of Right Said Fred fame are credited as co-writers on the track along with Swift, along with her good friend Jack Antonoff. How. Cool. Is. That?
Per BBC, the popular British band’s spokesperson confirmed they were approached by Taylor’s team in advance of the track’s release and they gave their permission for the song to be used. They were so happy with how it turned out, that they tweeted their thanks and excitement to Swift yesterday. The tweet reads, “Thank you @taylorswift13 ❤️ what a marvellous reinvention! #imtoosexy #lookwhatyoumademedo”
Swift’s good friend Jack Antonoff (of fun. and Bleachers fame) gets co-writing and producing credit for the track. The pair worked closely together on her Grammy-winning 1989 album. He shares in her Album of the Year Grammy Award for Swift's critically-acclaimed pop debut after co-writing and co-producing three of its tracks: “Out of the Woods,” “I Wish You Would” and the bonus track “You Are In Love.”
“Look What You Made Me Do” is notably darker than anything Taylor Swift has previously released, including her chart-topping warrior princess anthem “Bad Blood.” Swift is clearly coiled and ready to strike at her enemies, as is pictured in the repeating “Look what you made me do” lyrical refrain being word-wrapped in a slithering, animated snake.
Swift also unveiled a sneak peek of the official “Look What You Made Me Do” video earlier this morning and announced the world premiere of the video this Sunday at the 2017 VMA Awards. LWTMMD is the lead single from the “Shake It Off” singer’s upcoming sixth studio album, Reputation, which is slated for release on Nov. 10.