Now Playing on Mix 94.9: Taylor Swift’s “Me”
Taylor Swift's surprise single "Me" featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco is now playing on Mix 94.9!
Last Friday, Taylor Swift released a new single and music video titled "Me."
Lyrically the song is rather elementary with lines like "You can't spell AWESOME without ME." Refinery29 went so far as to call it "Sesame Street-esque," though Taylor Swift said in an interview that decision was intentional.
"So the lyrics -- that's a tone decision we made in the studio. We literally were like, 'Ok, let's say "Hey, kids, spelling is fun!'" because we want everyone to know that this song is not really serious because it's not a serious love song."
The music video has also broken and set a number of Youtube records of its own. Billboard reports that the "Me" video earned 64.2 million views within the first 24 hours, making Swift the solo artist and female artist with the most views on a Youtube music video in the first 24 hours. The music video is also the second-most viewed debut of all time behind K-pop boy band BTS's video for "Boy with Luv" with 74 million views.
"Me" features Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie who plays Swift's husband in the whimsical music video.
For a fun look at hidden messages and meanings in the "Me" video, watch this in-depth look from Washington Post: