Perry’s “Swish Swish” Vs Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do”

August 25, 2017

Talking of music, this week belongs to Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. Thinking of my favourite piece of music between the two is hard. Their new songs made me feel happy and amazing helping me release all the stress and worry from the work.Listening Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish” is fascinating while Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” track is dope. When I watched Perry’s “Swish Swish” I got shivers when the chorus kicks in while for Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” the opening few bars are enough to make me feel tingly.Listening to the two songs this week was a highly rewarding activity for me. It’s one of the most pleasurable weeks I’ve had in terms of new song with which I could engage myself in something refreshing. Perry’s “Swish Swish” video theme is on a basketball game between the star-studded Sheep and Tigers.The music video is more of campus take on a basketball game. The presence of eclectic stars makes it even better.Among them are Terry Crews, Molly Shannon,Thor Björnsson, Glee alum Jenna Ushkowitz, Rich Eisen, Gaten Matarazzo, Christine Sydelko and Bill Walton.Most notably among them for me is what Christine Sydelko eating all through the video, going by the nickname “Shaquille O’Meals”, her statistics were 5.7 tacos per minute.Nicki Minaj makes an appearance during halftime to deliver a verse on the song, throwing a basketball at Katy Perry at the end and telling her, “Get it together, Katy!” In the end of the match, its the Tigers’ who go on to take the trophy.When I listen to pleasurable Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do”, there is no doubt my pleasure chemical dopamine is released in the striatum, a key part of brains reward system.

During the peak as the songs goes on, I experience chills and i’m aroused.Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” is a complex phenomenon, it affects me in multiple ways, and i could use it for many purposes when listening to it. Pleasure is one of the reason for listening to Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” and attraction of the lyrics. Taylor takes on her longtime foes Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian by talking about karma, singing how she “got hers, but you’ll all get yours.” Perhaps its all about letting an enemy know karma is going to get them. Another lines goes like, “I don’t like your little games. Don’t like your tilted stage.” The tilted stage seems to be a reference to Kanye West, who used a floating stage that tilted during his last tour.  She continues and sings, “The role you made me play of the fool, no, I don’t like you.” Also another line that caught my attention was “Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time” ….well, being her first single off her sixth album, its not going to be a surprise if the album will be more successful than her last album, 1989. In my view, “Look What You Made Me Do,” makes it clear that she is out for revenge. When i listen to the track it makes me feel like a high school kid for many reasons. Any person listening to that song can use it to help express how they’re feeling, sometimes this might make the problem worse such as when we use music to ruminate, but other times it helps to give voice to an emotion, otherwise could not communicate as she has done with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. As a result, she may feel more emotionally aware or stable after this song. Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” lyrics in my opinion are meant to solve problems, to look at her situation in a different light, to energise us as her fans who are her fans or to relax us, and to avoid or distract us, all well-known strategies for regulating emotions in music.Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish” and Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” are songs that can also help anyone of us connect to others. When i listen the two songs enhanced social connectivity that can be highly satisfying with what I can say is significantly stronger autonomic responses than other new songs I’ve listened this year.Listening to Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish” and Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” feels like a virtual friend, providing solace and comfort, and perhaps even stimulating view of what grudges are all about.

Contador Harrison