Okay but the way she is interacting with Max Martin and Shellback is EVERYTHING. She isn’t sitting there letting them build a song around her. She has the ideas, she has the bridges and the hooks. She stands there like a boss and takes control. Like, she is fully radiating confidence and poise and self-assurety. They work together, they respect her, and it’s truly collaborative. But what’s more, it’s clearly her song, her voice, her ideas.
So if ONE MORE PERSON comes at me saying she’s just a cog in their pop machine I swear to god I will throw my computer at them with just this “making of” on repeat so they can learn through osmosis.