Taylor Swift 1989- “Yo Beyoncé’, I’m really happy for you, I’mma let you finish, but Taylor had one of the best albums of all time.”
T-swizzle is at it again with her 5th album, two years in the making and a lot has changed. She has bye Felecia to her country roots yet if you listen with attention, her break-up style of writing is still there. No matter how much she has changed her style, she still stuck on the same material, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
She can be ostracized over and over again for here topic of songwriting, but T-swizzle herself recognizes that no one points out how Ed Sheeran wants to be part of the A-Team or how Bruno Mars will catch a grenade for someone. It’s pretty much the same bullshit wrapped in a different package. Sexist much?
Upon listening to the new album, die hard Taylor fans get something different. The album in no way shape or form sounds like the familiar and generic country twang of ‘You Belong with Me’ and her past songs, but with subtle hints with songs like ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ from her last album the transformation from girl next door country singer to pop icon has been completed.
The album is set up just like how any pop album would be composed. ‘Welcome to New York’ establishes her transformation to establish that this isn’t a country album. Following this is the song, ‘Blank Space’ with lines such as “Cause we’re young and we’re reckless. We’ll take this way too far and leave you breathless”. You can hear the popish feel off this track. She also just debut a new music video to compliment her sense of humor as she points out all the ‘boy-crazy’ criticisms and then. She then acts out in her video, destroying her love interest’s rare sports car, a Shelby AC Cobra, as well as his expensive suits. She’s really done herself proud, laughing at what others think of her. Think ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ by Kelly Clarkson but not so early 2000s.
TL;DR: The 1989 album has been the biggest sales for a while there for the biggest seller of the whole year. With those numbers it just proves that her popularity will just grow and grow. I’m pretty sure her “change” from country to pop paid off pretty well. Can’t really argue about being on the top 200 for 15 weeks.
Best songs, low key, ‘Welcome to New York’ and ‘Bad Blood’. ‘Shake it off it ‘ight.’
Watch ‘Blank Space’ below:
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