Taylor Swift’s Game of Thrones Inspired Album “Reputation”
Reputation was released on November 10, 2017, and is the sixth studio album by Taylor Swift. The album mostly received positive reviews and was the second best-selling album of 2017 worldwide, and the US best-selling album of 2017. Reputation lead single “Look What You Made Me Do” was released on September 2 and it broke a string of records, including the record for the most plays in a single day on Spotify and more. Some of the other song this album include are “Ready For It”, “Gorgeous”, and “Call It What You Want” which also received many positive reviews from the critics – The album contains parts of the Pop, electropops, ynth-pop. Much the same as the album's title suggests a considerable lot of its lyrical themes, for example, dealing with fame and media coverage of celebrities. Greg Kot, from Chicago Tribune, described the album as "another shift, this time into electronic pop". Taylor Swift said several of the reputation songs were inspired by the epic fantasy TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. Entertainment wrote "she says, 'At the time, I was making reputation and I didn’t talk about it in interviews, so I didn’t reveal that a lot of the songs were influenced by the show.'”. Taylor Swift also added that the album ended up transforming into a split album, one end being the weaponized songs about revenge, and the other about hoping to discover love “something sacred throughout all the battle cries”. “These songs were half based on what I was going through, but seeing them through a Game of Thrones filter,” Swift says – The cover art also portrays these themes, which showcases Swift over a background of a tabloid publication. The title of the album is also derived from some of the song’s lyrics like from the “End Game” lyrics 'Big reputation, big reputation, ooh, you and me we got big reputations, Big reputation, big reputation, Ooh you and me would be a big conversation', and from the “Delicate” lyrics 'My reputation's never been worse'.
Why the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now?
Taylor Swift's new music video for her new single “Look What You Made Me Do” dropped at Sunday night’s VMAs has a lot in it, and hid numerous details for her fans to see, interpret and discuss. A song that wants to establish that Swift is ready to drastically transform her image—the album’s name is Reputation, after all. A song about revenge and how rough times turned Taylor into a smarter, tougher and stronger person, released on August 24, 2017 by Big Machine Records as the lead single from her sixth studio album Reputation (2017), written and produced by Swift and her co-producer Jack Antonoff. A pop song, with lyrics about various issues that built Swift's reputation – Look What You Made Me Do, as its Twitter hashtag dictates – is well on its way to smashing streaming records, however the song hasn’t been as well received by critics. Speculation is overflowing that Swift is alluding to her adversaries Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry. The song, which is a book of Swift’s past (and current) critics, targets a few of her more prominent detractors with lines like “I don’t like your tilted stage” vigorously suggesting she's discussing West, who recently performed his Saint Pablo Tour on a tilted stage and at one point during the song, the singer makes the point overwhelmingly clear. “I’m sorry but the old Taylor can’t came to the phone right now,” she sings in another apparent reference to her feud with West. “Why? Because she’s dead.” Yes, the old Swift is gone – Swift shows up as a zombie wearing a similar dress she wore in the "Out of the Woods" video to show that the old Taylor is dead. Swift at that point sips tea being poured by snakes. She leaned toward the snake (a word Kim Kardashian called her before) with snakes acting as her teaser imagery for the song. Swift is standing up and defending herself regardless of whether it implies that she needs to remain alone against the world. For the most part, it's tied in with reevaluating yourself and becoming a better version of you even after the darkest time. Taylor Swift's new music video has many things, yet maybe its most wow moment is at the end, after the song ends. Swift faces the old versions of herself, where she ridicules her picture and the criticism she's gotten head on – The singer’s latest hit broke a string of records, including the record for the most plays in a single day on Spotify. It received 43.2 million views in the first 24 hours, was not only good for her publicity, but was also brilliant from a marketing standpoint and the most artistic video she’s put out so far. "Look What You Made Me Do" has topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Slovakia, Philippines, United Kingdom, and the United States and also received Platinum certifications in Australia, Canada, Italy, Sweden and USA. It also received Diamond certification in Brazil.
What is Taylor Swift ready for?
Another stretch of Taylor Swift‘s run-up to her sixth album Reputation (2017), just when we thought we were done poring over the hidden references in Taylor Swift's previous music video "Look What You Made Me Do," Taylor gave us something new to focus on, a new song “...Ready For It?" on Oct. 24 and it's already causing a huge conversation. On the surface, the video is a bit confusing and all about robots and witches. However, it's meaning is much, much deeper. So what actually is the meaning of the "...Ready For It?" music video? Seems like it’s about a relationship – So, who exactly is the mystery man she's singing about? As many people believe that her new British beau, Joe Alwyn, is the inspiration behind the song, the lyrics actually seem to point to her ex, Harry Styles. While other thinks that it's actually all about Taylor Swift and how the media portrays her. Directed by Swift’s recent filmmaker-of-choice Joseph Kahn, featuring two versions of Swift: One is an evil robot dressed all in black, and the other is a cyborg trapped in a glass case. Ultimately the hooded Taylor is destroyed, while the caged Taylor escapes and walks free – Many theories have emerged regarding to the meaning of the music video. Many people says that the robot dressed in black represents the media’s version of “evil” Swift, while the white cyborg Taylor is the "real" Taylor. In the event that it is true, the video suggests that the "media" Taylor has been detaining the "real" Taylor for quite a while, in light of the fact that she is either too terrified to even think about showing her actual self or is forced to pretend to be someone she's not. The "evil" Taylor then sees what the "real" Taylor is capable of and is flabbergasted by it, and decides that it's time to let her go. The "media" Taylor has had enough of the thing the public has said about her and lets the "real" Taylor take control of her. She can now be honest and happy rather than living as a faked version of herself. At the end of the music video, the "real" Taylor sheds a tear. This is proof that Taylor, although portrayed as a cyborg or super-human, is a real human being and has feelings too – The song lyrically revolves around a person whom she portrays as a "killer" who is "younger than her exes". She has additionally addresses the impression of her own romantic history by contrasting herself with Elizabeth Taylor and her lover to Richard Burton. The subject of the song was rumored to be Tom Hiddleston, Joe Alwyn or Harry Styles as many hints have been dropped by Taylor Swift herself appear to identify Joe Alwyn as the song's subject, as she has liked a Tumblr user's fan theory which stated that the song is about the actor. The line "he's younger than my exes", and the opening scene in her music video shows her in front of a wall on which two dates "89" and "91" have been spray painted, Swift and Alwyn's birth years respectively – "...Ready for It?" a pop-oriented, electropop, electronic-inspired and industrial pop song with tropical house, dubstep and trap music which features deep synths, a bass drop, drum machines and rapping. The song reached the top 10 of the music charts in Australia, Canada, Hungary, Malaysia, New Zealand, Scotland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as the top 20 in Ireland and Lebanon.
Who Taylor Swift Is Referring "Gorgeous"?
Taylor Swift’s new song “Gorgeous”, her third single from her album Reputation, is about a beautiful person, and it’s the bop of your dreams. A classic Swiftian fashion, it’s a cheeky, irreverent love song about a powerful crush and people got wondering that who Swift is referring “Gorgeous” and who it’s all about. Whether it is Harry Styles or her new boyfriend Joe Alwyn – Swift held a secret listening party on October 13th, 2017. She played her sixth studio album Reputation for her 100 fans from all around the world in the party. On her Instagram account she announced the release of a song titled "Gorgeous" on October 19. It has a small teaser of the song, including "a baby voice saying 'gorgeous' over an electro-pop soundbed" and on the same day, a lyric video for the song was released – Swift was engaged in two high-profile relationship, one with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, one with British actor Tom Hiddleston, (Swift and Hiddleston officially broke up in September 2016), while one low-profile relationship with British actor Joe Alwyn. The song, most think, is about Taylor Swift's new boyfriend Joe. He’s a young British actor, and he and Taylor have been dating since May, as far as the public knows – The song tells an interesting story and shows Taylor Swift taking control in a romantic relationship. Later it was also revealed that the voice of the baby featured is from James Reynolds, daughter of actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. "Gorgeous" was released on October 20, 2017. A promotional single from the album. What's more, as of April 2019 the lyric video got more than 100 million views on YouTube. It peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and got number 15 on the United Kingdom Top 100 Singles chart. On January 12, 2018, the song was released as the fourth European single.