Friday, 24 November, 2017

Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do breaks streaming records

Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do breaks streaming records Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do breaks streaming records
Kristopher Love | 29 August, 2017, 01:55

Kahn, the director of "Look What You Made Me Do", defended the video on Twitter Friday night amid mounting backlash. The song's lyric video more than doubled the previous record for most views on a lyric video in 24 hours.

The next most successful video on its debut was The Chainsmokers and Coldplay's "Something Just Like This", racking up a smidgen under 10-million.

The "Take the Money and Run" singer also had to this to say about Swift's new era: "Everyone I work with I feel like is always out to outdo themselves and change everything".

Taylor Swift, on the other hand, is yet to react since the controversy surfaced. "Look What You Made Me Do" is a flubbed attempt at turning bad press into good music, a too-soft shot back at people who damn near ruined her reputation, and a too-late acknowledgment that Taylor Swift is not the character she plays on TV.

On top of all that, lots of people actually paid cold hard cash to have the song in their digital libraries, Billboard reported.

The track ends with a voice message of Swift saying: "I'm sorry, but the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why?"

It sets the stage for the premiere tonight of Swift's official video for the new single, which will be introduced during the MTV Video Music Awards Ceremony, taking place at the Forum in Inglewood.

Swift's voice message on her new song could be a reference to the audio Kardashian leaked.

The ambitious Swift has her sights firmly set on Adele's US record of 3.4 million albums sold in one week, set in November 2015 for "25".