Taylor Swift Announces New Single and the Whole World Groans

Taylor, please, just fade into the shadows with your billions and leave us alone.

For better or worse, Taylor Swift is back.

The singer-songwriter, cultural appropriator, and queen of white feminism just took to Instagram to announce that her new song (with an accompanying video), entitled "ME!" and featuring Brendan Urie, will drop at midnight EST. It' difficult to think of a more fitting song title for the narcissistic pop star's comeback, but regardless of the layers of irony, it's definite that the new song will rack up millions of plays in the first few hours of its release. After all, there are still plenty of lonely 30-year-olds out there who are willing to look past Swift's problematic qualities in order to jam to "ME!" in their Kia Sorento's on the way to Trader Joes.

Undoubtedly, the song will feature more self-celebratory rhetoric, some trendy moments of heavy synth, and, if we're lucky, some androgynously high notes from Brendan Urie. Who knows? Maybe we'll get really lucky and Swift won't sing at all!

Only time will tell, but until then, we'll be listening to Lizzo's new album and hoping we won't have to spend six month's hearing "ME!" on repeat in every grocery store and Uber.


Check out the video here:

Taylor Swift - ME! (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco) youtu.be



Brooke Ivey Johnson is a Brooklyn based writer, playwright, and human woman. To read more of her work visit her blog or follow her twitter @BrookeIJohnson.


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