Over the past 10 years, Swift has grown up in the public eye all while writing and singing about her most intimate and gutting breakups and massive, fairy-tale wins. Her mind! But even I can admit that the pop star has had a few missteps over the course of her career—usually when she sacrifices her signature authenticity for commercialism. Even the biggest missteps, in short, are worthy contributions. Sorry for the drama. The more secrecy and forbidden the love song on Reputation is the more I love it. If her latest album, Lover , is known for its rainbow-sparkle-sunshine vibe and Reputation is known for moody synths, then Red is known for its evocative lyrics. The title track of the album is a Taylor Swift song in its purest form: a colorful, painted photograph of love and loss. Also, the star-studded music video was a revival of the music video as a Cultural Moment. A terrible and dumb message, but one that I no doubt played into in the aughts.
"Dear John" is a master class in emotional breakup ballads.
One of them is a massive, multimillion-dollar enterprise filled with violence and betrayal, and the other aired on HBO. For more than a decade , a year-old woman from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, has found herself at the center of our national conversations about race, gender, celebrity, victimhood, and even the intricacies of recording contract law. And, outside the legions of fans who eat up everything she puts out, no take on her ever stays solid for long. She was a precocious teenager, and the ultimate embodiment of white privilege. Swift — or at least the version of Swift on her albums — has remained largely the same person since her debut: a thin-skinned, bighearted obsessive, with a penchant for huge romantic moments. On her first five albums, her characters never eased into a relationship. This aspect of her songwriting matured somewhat with the coming of the Joe Alwyn era, as the love stories got slightly more quotidian, but even those were filled with secret affairs begun in dark bars — a mite more dramatic than Netflix and chill.
"All Too Well" has been hailed as Swift's all-time best song by critics and fans alike.
She's one of the greatest pop stars in the world, and she's released the official lockdown album in 'Folklore'. But which is Tay's single best song of all time? Happy birthday JC! But this slowed down rendition saps some of the energy out of it. But this soppiness is delivered over jittery instrumentation, which three years on already sounds dated. With its droning guitar licks and dreary chorus, it stutters towards the finish line. With its dubstep wubs, EDM beats and trappy instrumentals, this messy number feels like a tug of war between this collection of different genres. Recorded for the Spotify Singles series, this stripped back cover is lovely. If you were ever imagining what Taylor Swift covering McFly would sound like — this could be it.
Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She signed a record deal with the then-independent label Big Machine Records in and, with the exception of several cover performances and two guest features, has subsequently written or co-written every song she has released and has also contributed as a writer to songs released by other artists. Swift released her eponymous debut album in Beautiful Eyes , Swift's second EP, was released in and features alternate takes of songs from her debut album, as well as two new tracks; the title track and "I Heart? Seeing as collaborators were not available on the road, Swift self-penned eight of her sophomore album's tracks while the rest were co-written with Rose, Hillary Lindsey , Colbie Caillat , and John Rich.