Now I make it no secret that I absolutely adore Taylor Swift. She tried something once, an endeavor that I admire- she tired to describe a feeling. Her attempt is encapsulated in a single stanza in ‘You are in love’, the lines goes:
“And so it goes
You two are dancing in a snow globe ’round and ’round
And he keeps a picture of you in his office downtown
And you understand now why they lost their minds and fought the wars
And why I spent my whole life trying to put it into words”
Here’s the full song:
To combine a melody with an idea so both compliment each other is rare. There is nothing overly special about her music nor her writing but put the two together and it’s something special… Which brings us to:
Taylor Swift Released two whole new singles!
The first, “look what you made me do”, the song itself doesn’t take my fancy. There’s something about that chorus that just feels off- maybe that’s by design, maybe I’m just not used to the new Taylor yet.
The video clip though… now that’s more up my alley. You know there are Easter eggs, hidden messages, little jokes and references to find as soon as the song begins. If you spent your summers going through menu’s in DVD’s as soon as the initials TS appear in the CGI smoke, I’m sure you’ll feel all giddy inside. Skip right to the end where you can see all the faces of tay-tay and… well it’s nice to see someone accept all the versions of themselves that lead up to who they are today.
What we really have to ask is- Is this version of taylor the final version? I mean she says the old Taylor is dead, but she doesn’t look very dead to me. They all seem to exist together in bickering harmony standing side by side.
Some people are able to embody persona’s- alter egos if you will. It takes a bit to wrap their head around, but it is possible to be more than one thing at a time. A mother isn’t just a mother, they can have jobs, be a student, an artist and a chef all at the same time. It’s like playing dress-up.
Single number 2: Are you ready for it?
The opening synth in this reminds me of ‘the weekend’. Specifically “the hills”. Then it turns into mushy Taylor and swings back and forth. On a scale of 1-10? Me likey.
All in all, I’m waiting for this album release almost as much as I was anticipating Lorde’s – ‘Melodrama’, an album that I was afraid would lose its appeal after a while but still makes it to my playlists today.