Taylor Swift is making all of our "Wildest Dreams" come true with a big announcement that's sure to rock the music world.
Perry kept her mouth shut until this year when she had to do press in preparation for the release of her new album. After nearly three years, Swift has brought her entire music catalog back to music streaming platforms, including Pandora, Spotify, Amazon and Google.
So much for never, ever, ever getting back together.
Swift's back catalogue hadn't appeared on Spotify, Google Play, and Amazon Music since 2014 when the singer removed it to defend artists' "absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy". The country-turned-pop superstar is offering her entire back catalog for streaming through all digital services. Swift allowed Apple to stream it after the music platform chose to pay artists royalties during its free three-month trial. The album included the song "Bad Blood", which is widely interpreted to be about her feud with Perry. "By releasing all of her old music, current fans can have easy access (streaming her albums vs. downloading them, which takes up space) NEW fans (or people skeptical about her artistry) can sample her music, which leads to even MORE hype for her next project".
Perry's new album includes the song "Swish Swish", which is widely understood to be a diss track against Swift.
Perry, of late, hasn't been shy about the strained dynamic between the two pop princesses, going so far as to call out Swift for the feud during an episode of Carpool Karaoke and in subsequent media appearances and interviews.
"Music is art, and art is important and rare", Swift wrote in an essay for The Wall Street Journal.