Guess who’s really late to the ‘1989’ party?
I was a fan of Taylor Swift years and years ago when ‘Love Story’ came out – Speak Now was a great album.
But I went off her when she started naming the people she wrote songs about – I didn’t care that she wrote songs about real life experiences, I write stories about real life experiences – I just thought it was cruel that she named people.
I’m not going to pretend I always liked her because I didn’t and I’m not one of those fans. But then I heard Shake It Off.
Shake It Off changed everything.
At first I refused to like it but it was played so much and it was so catchy that I couldn’t help it – I realised how fun she was. I saw her on Graham Norton and realised how painfully alike we were – if I was ever famous, she’s the kind of celebrity I’d like to be.
Last week I finally got round to copying ‘1989’ from my sister’s iTunes (I can’t afford it and she’d already bought it!) and I can’t get over this album.
It’s so much more mature than the other albums I’ve listened to. I love the pop/electric dance elements that she’s integrated with her core sound – developing yet staying true to herself, which is the best kind of growth for a musician I think.
I think she’s a very clever writer, especially with her beautifully written lyrics. If you’ve read any of my music related blog posts (there’s a lot of them, oops) then you know I’m a sucker for lyrics.
I know this is an album I’m going to be listening to a lot this summer.
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