Listen to Taylor Swift’s New Song “Look What You Made Me Do”
It’s here! After a long wait and multiple cryptic Instagram teases, Taylor Swift released her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” late Thursday, August 24.
The song is darker than anything Swift has released before, with a brooding hook and relentless beat. She even alludes to the shift in her sound — and perhaps in her life — during a spoken section in the middle of the song. “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead.”
As fans anticipated, the lyrics send a strong message to her haters. She sings, “No, I don’t like you,” twice in the opening verse. And there’s a sense of defiance in the chorus: “But I got smarter, I got harder in the nick of time / Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time / I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined / I check it once, then I check it twice / Ooh, look what you made me do.”
Swift first teased the song with a clip of a snake’s tail on Monday. She posted two more snake clips, sans captions, on Tuesday and Wednesday before finally announcing her new music. “Look What You Made Me Do” is the first single from her upcoming album, Reputation, out in November.
Just before midnight on Thursday, she released the track on iTunes and Spotify. “..ready for it? New single #LookWhatYouMadeMeDo out now,” she captioned a post about the song. “Pre-order #reputation (link in bio) and find out about tickets and merch at taylorswift.com.”
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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