By Christopher Rosa for Glamour
We are just one week away from the release of Taylor Swift's next album, "reputation", but she isn't done teasing fans yet. The singer dropped her fourth—yes, fourth—single from the
album on Thursday night (November 2), and get this: It's a slow jam titled "Call It What You Want." Unsurprisingly, it's stunning.
"Call It What You Want" is certainly feels like a departure from the first three songs Swift released from Reputation ("Look What You Made Me Do," "Ready for It," and "Gorgeous"). Those
songs were lyrically creative, of course, but they were more sonically-driven than anything. They were total bops, plain and simple: electronic confections with genius, plastic hooks and snappy
"Call It What You Want," however, is a softer sound, stuffed with Swift's signature gut-wrenching lyrics.
Swift first teased the new song on Instagram Thursday morning. She published three posts that included these lyrics: "Holding my breath / Slowly I said / You don't need to save me / Call it what
you want / But would you run away with me / Yes."
Fans quickly noticed the lyrics seemed to parallel Swift's 2008 song "Love Story," in which she laments about wanting a "Romeo" type to save her. On "Call It What You Want," though, she flips the
switch. She doesn't need saving anymore.
What does need saving, though, is pop music in 2017—and that's exactly what Swift's doing with Reputation. The album drops everywhere next Friday, November 10. Get ready.