But two follow-up songs - "Gorgeous" and "Call It What You Want" - are lighter and more bubbly, reminiscent of the melodic, pop-oriented Taylor Swift of "1989". The singer is everywhere! Fans that are waiting for Taylor Swift's newest album may have to wait a little longer than expected to listen to it if they are only planning on streaming, rather than buying, the album.
Swift's label Big Machine (which is distinct from its distributor, Universal Music Group) is telling accounts that it is expecting first-week sales of 2 million units, according to a report in Billboard, but that tally seems dramatically optimistic given the extent to which streaming has taken hold in the US, and the relatively unspectacular performance of the four singles Swift has released in advance of the album (as opposed to "Shake It Off", the global smash that preceded "1989"). There's a small preview of this that you can see below. Swift sits in today's Top 40 landscape, how she's addressed her unfinished business (including with her off-again-on-again rival Kanye West) and where the old Taylor meets the new Taylor. However, what we can say is that from a marketing standpoint this is pretty smart for both parties.
The sixth album from Swift saw the tracklisting leak online on Tuesday, and sure enough apart from the order in which the songs are listed, the tracks are identical after Taylor herself posted a tweet reading, '3 days until #reputation, ' along with a gif which showed the full tracklist. Meanwhile, it makes sense for ABC to pick this up to boost the ratings of their TGIT lineup, which at this point is mostly a reminder of how much they screwed up by allowing Shonda Rhimes to sign a deal over at Netflix. Freeform is set to air an extended version of the performance at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 10 during a broadcast of The Duff. Swift's love of Grey's Anatomy is well-documented, it's the 300th episode tonight, and she even had Ellen Pompeo make an appearance alongside Mariska Hargitay (one of her other TV heroes) in the music video for "Bad Blood".
Or, do you think that this is not really going to do anything for Swift and be an annoyance to Scandal fans?
Zealous fans lit up social media with innumerable questions and comments: "WHY IS SELENA TAGGED HERE", one wrote.