New at Noon – Taylor Swift ft. HAIM “No Body, No Crime”

Taylor Swift has sent another new single to country radio, “No Body, No Crime.”  It features guest vocals from American rock band Haim. The song is the sixth track on Swift’s ninth studio album, Evermore (2020).

Opening with police sirens, “No Body, No Crime” is a twangy and cinematic, country, pop-rock, and country rock song.  It tells a macabre story of a woman named Este, who confronts her cheating husband. She goes missing and the song’s narrator suspects she was murdered by him in favor of his mistress. Without the body of the victim the husband cannot be tried for homicide. Este’s friend takes matters into her own hands and kills the husband, dumps his body in a lake and frames the mistress.  Este is named after Este Haim.  The song drew comparisons to the Chicks’ “Goodbye Earl” (2000) and Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” (2006) among others.