While families gathered for a relaxing Memorial Day weekend full of food and fun activities, Taylor Swift was engaged in a game of chess.
This past Sunday, Swift tweeted a cover of her hit song “Look What You Made Me Do,” which made its debut on the new episode of Killing Eve. “VERY STOKED about this cover of lwymmd on @KillingEve by Jack leopards & the dolphin club” she wrote in a tweet.
The hauntingly beautiful cover offers a beautiful take on the Swift classic lines up perfectly with the show’s dark themes.
One problem, Jack Leopards & The Dolphin Club doesn’t appear to be a real band and the cover appears to be the only song they have credited to them. Swift is listed as one of the composer lyricists alongside Jack Antonoff, Richard Fairbrass, Fred Fairbrass, and Rob Manzoli. All of these songwriters were credited on Swift’s original Reputation track.
To further the mystery, Nils Sjoberg received a producer credit on the song. That name may ring a bell to Taylor Swift fans as it was the pseudonym she used back in 2016 on the Calvin Harris and Rihanna song “This Is What You Came For.”
Why would she take this effort to put out a cover of one of her songs? Swift fans across the internet think it may have something to do with the feud she’s engaged in with music executive Scooter Braun. Last year, Braun acquired the master recordings of Swift’s first six albums from her former label Big Machine Records.
Swift has publicly denounced the acquisition and has said she’s made plans to re-record music from these records in order to obtain ownership. Despite the litany of clues out there, it’s not clear whether or not Swift is behind all this.
Back in February, The Daily Mail reported that Swift approached Killing Eve executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge about having her brother Austin Swift sing on the show’s soundtrack.
Fast forward a few months and we have this video featuring one of Swift’s songs sung by a male voice on a new episode of Killing Eve. Hmmm….