If you’re like us. you’ve been listening to Taylor Swift’s new surprise album “Evermore” on repeat since Friday at midnight. While 2020 has been an overall terrible year, Swift has made it a little more bearable with not one, not two but three albums that have helped us get through it.
One of the more intriguing new songs on “Evermore” is the murder-mystery song “No Body, No Crime,” which tells the story of a woman named Este, who confronted her cheating husband and was killed as a result.
Swift sat down with Entertainment Weekly where she revealed how that song came about — and the involvement of Haim, which consists of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim.
“Working with the Haim sisters on ‘No Body, No Crime’ was pretty hilarious because it came about after I wrote a pretty dark murder mystery song and had named the character Este, because she’s the friend I have who would be stoked to be in a song like that,” Swift says of the track. “I had finished the song and was nailing down some lyric details and texted her, ‘You’re not going to understand this text for a few days but… which chain restaurant do you like best?’ and I named a few.”
So if you, like I, was wondering whether you actually heard “Olive Garden” in the song, you would be correct.
“She chose Olive Garden and a few days later I sent her the song and asked if they would sing on it,” Swift said. “It was an immediate ‘YES.'”
Swift’s collaboration with Haim is the group’s first, which is surprising considering they’ve been friends and have toured together before. But it’s safe to say their first collaboration was an epic one.
“We can’t figure out why we hadn’t collaborated sooner. We’ve toured together, played live together, choreographed dances like we’re at summer camp, but it took a song about avenging your friend’s murder to give us the idea to take this step,” Swift said. “Long story short, I’m the 4th Haim sister now, confirmed.”
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back to listening to “Evermore” on repeat for the next couple of weeks.