Taylor Swift Gets Mysterious With Rootsy ‘No Body No Crime’ Collab

Check out this dasterdly standout with pop rockers HAIM!

Written by Chris Parton
Taylor Swift Gets Mysterious With Rootsy ‘No Body No Crime’ Collab
Taylor Swift; Photo Credit: Beth Garrabrant

Taylor Swift aims to extract revenge with the mysterious new track “No Body No Crime,” turning back toward her country roots for a who-done-it murder ballad.

Feeling like an accomplice to The Chicks’ classic, “Goodbye Earl,” the twangy track features rock trio HAIM, acoustic guitars and a campfire harmonica — and a cold-blooded plot. It tells the story of one of the band’s members (Este), who finds out her husband is cheating and suddenly disappears, with Swift recounting the tragedy through a hushed-but-accusing vocal. Unfolding with detailed drama, she’s convinced her friend was killed by the husband … but with no evidence it’s the perfect crime. Unless Swift takes justice into her own hands, that is.

“She thinks I did it but she just can’t prove it / No, no body, no crime / I wasn’t letting up until the day he / Died,” goes the final chorus — giving new meaning to the term “confessional.”

“No Body No Crime” (featuring HAIM) was written by Taylor Swift solo and featured on the second of her folk-influenced 2020 albums, Evermore. It marks first collaboration between Swift and HAIM, who have been mutual admirers and friends for a number of years, and was produced once again by The National’s Aaron Dessner. Swift and Dessner also teamed up with pop rocker Jack Antonoff for the album Folklore last year.