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Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” will go down in historical past as one among her biggest music movies of all time. Not solely was it a cultural reset as she shed her “popularity” and mentioned goodbye to the previous Taylor, but it surely was crammed to the brim with Easter eggs that had us searching (and replaying the video) for days. Throughout an interview with Leisure Weekly in 2019, Swift famous that there are “hundreds of Easter eggs” throughout the video, many of which fans have yet to uncover. “Will probably be many years earlier than folks discover all of them,” she teased. Effectively, she wasn’t flawed. Years after the video’s launch, we’re nonetheless discovering hidden references, together with a nod to her mysterious vault songs.
In case you’re a devoted Swiftie, you already know that Swift has a catalog of unreleased tracks. And for those who’ve been a fan because the starting, you might need even heard just a few. Now, with the upcoming launch of Swift’s rerecorded Fearless album, the remainder of the world will lastly get to listen to these songs that Swift has dubbed “vault tracks.” Basically, these are songs that did not make it on the unique album, that Swift has saved away for secure maintaining.
Which brings us again to the long-lasting “LWYMMD” music video. In a single scene, Swift and a band of thieves steal cash from a vault at an organization known as Stream Co. Whereas on the time this appeared to be a reference to Swift’s battle with Spotify over streaming her music free of charge, understanding what we all know now about her battle with Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta to personal the rights to her music, it takes on a complete completely different which means.
“Swift stealing cash from the vault was actually her taking again what’s rightfully hers.”
I’ve all the time mentioned that “LWYMMD” was about greater than Swift’s feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and this Easter egg is proof of that. On the time of Popularity‘s launch, Swift possible knew that it might be her final album with Large Machine Information. Following Braun’s acquisition of Large Machine Information in 2019, Swift famous that she had pleaded along with her former document label and Borchetta “for years” to personal her personal work. As a substitute, she was given the chance to “signal again as much as Large Machine Information and ‘earn’ one album again at a time.” With that in thoughts, Swift made the tough resolution to stroll away from the label that helped begin her profession. In November 2018, virtually a 12 months after the discharge of Popularity, Swift introduced that she was signing with Republic Information and Common Music Group, the place she would personal the rights to any future masters.
Now, I do not know something about what went down when Swift parted methods with Large Machine Information, but it surely appears extremely believable that although she wasn’t in a position to acquire the rights to her previous masters, she might need been in a position to take her beforehand unreleased information along with her, aka the vault tracks. Maybe the scene of Swift stealing cash from the vault was actually her taking again what’s rightfully hers. To not point out, she’ll now personal the rights to all of these vault songs after they’re launched on Fearless (Taylor’s Model) and he or she’ll have the ability to make a revenue off of the brand new tracks, furthering the imagery of Swift stealing cash from a vault.