There might just be as many people who do not like her as much as there are who like her music. Regardless of what everyone thinks of her, Taylor Swift does know what she is doing and earns a lot from it.
Smashing Records Once Again
Whether you are a fan of her or not, you might have heard that Taylor Swift is back. Not too surprisingly, her new music video for “Look What You Made Me Do” is breaking records as fans go crazy about it. Quite surprisingly though, this has to be her first song in a long time which is not about an ex.
In just less than 24 hours, her music video had 43.2 million views. This knocks out Psy’s “Gentleman” from the top spot after getting 36 million views in the same span of time back in 2013. Reports also say her video had been averaging 30,000 views per minute since it has been released.
Her Diamond Bath in the Video is Worth Much More Than You Think
One of the most eye-catching scenes in the video was as expensive at it could get. While the diamond bath scene was not too long, it was actually filmed with real jewels which put together, are worth more than $10 million.
In one of the scenes in the music video, the pop star was sitting in a bath tub filled with diamonds, rings, necklaces, and chokers of all sorts. Even celebrity jeweler Neil Lane has confirmed that his jewelry was featured in the scene. “I had to go to the vault for this one. They wanted to do an over the top glamorous look so we gave them unprecedented access to my collection and wow what an amazing turnout. Diamonds have never looked better” says Lane.
What This Latest Video Could Be About
Almost all of the new age Taylor Swift songs were about her exes. This, however, while it is not about an ex, could be about a couple that she had been feuding with for quite some time. Sources say that this music video is a controversial one. The bath scene, in particular, has been speculated to be a reference to Kim Kardashian, who had been tied up and left in a bathtub during a heist in Paris last year.Back then, the robbers were reported to have stolen around $11 million worth of jewels, although the value was shown to be much less afterward.
Some lyrics say “I don’t like your perfect crime. How you laugh when you lie. You said the gun was mine. Isn’t cool, no, I don’t like you.” These are widely believed to be a diss aimed at Kardashian and husband Kanye West.
Facing Some Controversy with her Upcoming Album
Everyone has seen how Taylor Swift has grown from a country girl to one of her generation’s biggest rock stars. Her reign, however, does not really come without any controversy. For her upcoming album “Reputation,” which will be released in November, Swift will be embarking on a tour through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program for ticket sales. This led to getting criticizes for her priority method wherein it appears that she plays a monetary game since those who will be paying more will have better seats.
Others also think that she had been playing the victim. Apparently, she had been blaming others for the injustices that she had been feeling. Instead of offering anything new, some say that she has been pushing a set of egocentric ideas against some people in her life.
How All This Drama Is Getting Her More Popular and Richer
Just like any other woman of her age, Swift takes her musical ideas from her experiences such as her past relationships and some people who she had not been in good terms with. This looks shallow for a lot of her naysayers, but nevertheless, a lot of people still buy her music and look forward to watching her live.
Her upcoming album “reputation” is her first since 1989 and is set to release on November 10, 2017. Fans are yet to see how the rest of the album turns out for Swift’s apparent musical change of direction.
Whether she is just expressing her feelings or is into making waves in the music industry, Swift does deserve a lot of respect for reaching this level of stardom. What do you think of her new music video? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.