T-Swift has come a long way since her debut song Tim McGraw, and boy are we loving it!
I’ll be the first to admit I have huge admiration for Taylor Swift, I’ve loved her from the start, with songs like Our Song and Picture to Burn, who couldn’t love her? But now it seems as though Swifty has decided to grow up a little bit, she’s gone with the times and has left country and produced a pop album.
She started her career at the young age of 17 with her country ballads on heartbreak and friendship. This was all very good but she got a little bit boring when you could only really listen to her music when you were sad. The trend of sad country music with one or two songs that you could dance to started to fade away when her second album ‘Fearless’ came out, and further more when her third and fourth albums ‘Speak Now’ and ‘Red’ came out, we started to see the real Taylor.
Her last two albums [before 1989] got a good response from the main music critics in the world, AllMusic have said that ‘Speak Now’ was brilliant and that “she [Taylor] writes from the perspective of the moment yet has the skill of a songwriter beyond her years”.
Swift took a couple of years to re-group after the amazing reception of her album ‘Red’ and finally, after giving little glimpses of something new coming, she released the album 1989, and debuted the album with the song Shake It Off, a perfectly balanced song of sassiness and pop. The song sums up how she feels about the ‘haters’ of the world, telling them that’s she’s just going to shake it off.
The track listing is as follows…
Swift really came out of her usual country cocoon and appeared as a beautiful lyrical genius. Almost every song on this album makes you want to get up and dance around the room, and they all have meanings behind the words.
T-Swift, you have done well!
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