Surefire Hit! Taylor Swift Returns With “ME!” Featuring Brendon Urie
After a blockbuster rollout that including weeks of cryptic social media updates, secret listening sessions and a TV announcement, Taylor Swift’s “ME!” is finally here. Featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, the lead single from TS7 is an impossibly catchy celebration of individuality and self-acceptance. “I know that I’m a handful baby, I know I never think before I jump,” the superstar begins the song over Joel Little’s warm, drums-dominated production. “I know that I went psycho on the phone, I never leave well enough alone and troubles gonna follow where I go.”
But this ditty isn’t a musical apology. Instead, it’s about owning your multitude of quirks. “One of these things is not like the others, like a rainbow with all of the colors,” Taylor purrs on the triumphant chorus. “Baby doll when it comes to a lover, I promise that you’ll never find another like me.” That’s when Brendon steps in and opens up about his own shortcomings. “I know I tend to make it about me, I know you never get just what you see,” he admits. “But I will never bore you baby and there’s a lot of lame guys out there.”
The collaborators really compliment each other and there’s a feel-good factor that surges through “ME!” like an electric current. That also comes through in the Dave Meyers & Taylor-directed video, which begins with a snake transforming into a butterfly — an obvious metaphor for the change of eras. From there, we’re treated to a candy-colored acid trip by way of a ’50s movie musical. It’s sumptuous, old-fashioned and completely over-the-top. I couldn’t get my head around Reputation, but this is my favorite lead single from Tay since “Mine.”
Watch Taylor and Brendon in action up top and check out the cover of “ME!” below.
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WELL GUYS 4.26 is gonna be here in a few hours and my new song “ME!” featuring the extraordinarily talented and awesome @brendonurie of @panicatthedisco will be out tonight at midnight eastern. In other exciting news, the VIDEO will be out then too and I can’t wait to watch live with you (and answer some questions) as it premieres on @YouTube 🎥Click the link in my bio and I’ll meet you there a little later!! 😺