In what now appears to be a way of getting back at her rival Scooter Braun, Taylor Swift praised a mysterious cover of her hit song “Look What You Made Me Do” which played over the opening titles of the latest episode of Killing Eve.
The pop star said she was “very stoked” about the cover, which she attributed to a band called Jack Leopards and The Dolphin Club.
Though the song is credited to them on streaming services, Jack Leopards and The Dolphin Club have no other records credited to them, so they appear to be a fake band.
Nils Sjoberg – Swift’s songwriting pseudonym – is credited as a producer on the song. She used the alias back in 2016 when she appeared on Calvin Harris’ track featuring Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”.
It seems the vocals on the track might belong to Swift’s brother Austin. Earlier this year, it was reported that Swift had “begged” Phoebe Waller-Bridge to let her little brother be a part of the Killing Eve soundtrack.
Austin Swift’s Twitter name used to be The Dolphin Club and back in December 2019, he was spotted in the studio with his sister and the producer Jack Antonoff, leading fans to theorize the cover was recorded back then.
It seems Swift released her song under a fake band name with her brother on it so that Scott and Scooter Braun – who recently acquired her back catalogue from Big Machine Records – wouldn’t receive any money from it.
Swift said that Braun had bought the back catalogue in an attempt to exert “tyrannical control” over her body of work.
“My musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it,” Swift said at the time.
Braun later used social media to urge Swift to call off her fans after he accused them of sending repeated death threats his way. He also disputed Swift’s version of events when it came to the selling of her masters.
Swift’s fans, the “Swifties” were excited about what was seemingly her latest move against him.
“Taylor Swift will not be silenced and I love it”, wrote one fan.
Another called her a “business queeeeeeen”.
how i sleep knowing taylor swift is the actress starring in scooter braun’s bad dreams pic.twitter.com/IXIjjVHuGK— ⓚ🍧 (@oohkimani)May 25, 2020
Taylor Swift might not be able to end Scooter Braun, but Nils Sjöberg undoubtedly can.— “BOBBY!!!” (@swiftieboston13)May 25, 2020