Taylor Swift will drop the fourth song from her forthcoming album “Reputation” tonight at midnight E.T., the single announced on social media this morning. The song is apparently called “Call It What You Want” (unless that’s some cryptic directive) and the post includes what seems to be a lyric quote: “Holding my breath / Slowly I said / ‘You don’t need to save me … But would you run away with me?’… ‘Yes.’”
Based on that snippet, the song may continue the sort of love-struck vibe of “Gorgeous,” her most recent and characteristic song from the album, which dropped two weeks ago. It follows the less-familiar-sounding songs “Look What You Made Me Do” and “Ready for It,” which dropped in August and September. “Reputation” is scheduled for a Nov. 10 release.
Also this morning, ABC announced that it will air a “special performance” of an unspecified new song sometime during “Scandal” on Nov. 9 — the day before the album’s release — followed by an extended version the following day. The network emphasizes that the appearance will be the singer’s first performance of a new song in three years and her first television appearance in promotion of her sixth studio album.
While a full “Reputation” tour has not yet been announced, the singer will appear at at three holiday radio concerts: San Jose, Calif. radio station 99.7 Now!’s Poptopia on Dec. 2, Chicago’s B96 Jingle Bash on Dec. 7, and New York’s Z100 Jingle Ball on Dec. 8.
While the performances are likely to be brief and only include a handful of songs — the concerts are teen-targeted, multi-act radio station holiday shows and also feature acts like Ed Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, Backstreet Boys and Khalid — they do represent Swift’s first concerts since a special Super Bowl week show in Houston in February, and the first she’s scheduled to perform after the release of “Reputation.”