You don’t need to be a Swiftie (I think that’s what Taylor Swift fans are called?) to have heard Taylor Swift’s new song. Mainly because radio stations far and wide are playing it on repeat as a new form of torture.
The song is called called ‘ME!’ and, in case you can’t already tell from my cynicism, I hate it. It’s got a marching band, a rainbow film clip and one of the lyrics is “spelling is fun.” I wish I was joking.
If you’re a sucker for pain, I’ll pop it at the very bottom of this article (where it belongs because it’s a hot mess) for you to watch later.
I like Taylor Swift and I’m not ashamed of that fact. But this tune just feels like a desperate attempt to stay relevant with her younger audience as her older fans stop listening to her music.
Her recent performance of the single at the Billboard Music Awards was… a bit flat. The song sounds even worse live. Not to mention Taylor basically ripped off Beyoncé’s Coachella 2018 opening, which is not cool.
Beyoncé isn’t responsible for inventing the marching band, but there’s no denying she did it better.
Beyoncé = pure fire feat. Destiny’s Child.
Taylor = rainbow nightmare feat. back-up dancers disguised as b-grade marching band members.
I feel personally offended by Taylor’s performance and I’m not even sure it was her intention to copy Queen Bey. There’s a real possibility the similarities between the performances could just be one messy misunderstanding. But still, the internet is not happy.
ATTN Taylor Swift: ripping off Beyoncé is probably not a good idea.
Girl should’ve listened to Kanye.
Remember, I warned you: