Is it cool that I said all that?
Taylor Swift's next release off Reputation is "Delicate."
Swifties thought Taylor had plans to release "I Did Something Bad" as the fourth official single, but Billboard's co-director of the Hot 100 chart confirms "Delicate" will be sent to radio mid-March.
Next @taylorswift13 single: "Delicate," impacting pop & adult pop radio March 12-13
— Gary Trust (@gthot20) February 28, 2018
We saw this coming. Taylor recently published a Spotify playlist of more than 40 songs she's currently listening to. It included Kehlani's "Honey," Julia Michaels' "Heaven," Kendrick Lamar and SZA's Black Panther soundtrack song, "All The Stars," Charli XCX & Kim Petras' "Unlock It" and Camila Cabello's "Real Friends," among others.
It also featured only two of her own songs, "End Game" featuring Ed Sheeran and Future, and "Delicate." Perhaps she wanted to see how it'd perform on the digital front before giving it the single treatment. Remember, everything Taylor does is carefully calculated, and she's satisfied with the numbers.
Performance-play aside, I think this is a fantastic choice. It was one of my instant favs off the record and is a step away from the hard-hitting bangers she's released thus far. The world needs a change of pace. Is it cool that I said all that?