Calvin Harris

Taylor Swift's 'Gorgeous' provides conventional pop song pleasure

Taylor Swift's 'Gorgeous' provides conventional pop song pleasure

It appears the “old Taylor” can come to the phone after all. For anyone hoping for a more conventional Taylor Swift single from her forthcoming sixth album, “Reputation,” the third time’s the charm, as “Gorgeous” finally provides some of the conventional pleasures that only a pop song about falling deeply in crush can.

Not that “Gorgeous” (released at the stroke of midnight Friday, in advance of the album’s Nov. 10 drop) would ever be mistaken for an outtake from “Fearless.” Producers Max Martin and Shellback have taken the track’s musical bed in the same deep electro-throb direction of the two preceding singles released from the album, “Look What You Made Me Do” and “…Ready for...

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