Taylor too swift to change style?
Red like her trademark lips, Taylor Swift’s new album paints the world a shade the singer has never gone before.
Whether it’s an inside scoop on her latest breakup, the catchy beats or dangerously personal lyrics, the singer hides nothing from her fans in her fourth album in six years, Red.
Over time, Swift’s sound has grown consistently more mainstream, straying from her original Nashville roots. The spunky, frizzy-haired kid has outgrown the banjos and ukuleles.
Instead, her current sound resembles Katy Perry or Kelly Clarkson rather than the crooning cowgirl people fell in love with.
Even with the changes, Red’s debut sales soared on all the music charts. Whether people look forward to the pop star’s music or juicy details of her failed relationships, 1.2 million copies sold in one week.
Swift shared her appreciation for this outstanding start via Facebook, “How is this real life? You are unreal. I love you so much. Thanks a million,” followed by a winky face.
How can critics resist a winky face from the infamous damsel in distress? And is the new album merely musical gossip or a quality soundtrack?
The most overplayed track on the album, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” features simplistic lyrics that make the tune catchy.
Taylor’s extreme disregard for basic rules of grammar might be worrisome, though.
“Huh, he calls me up and he’s like, I still love you. And I’m like, I’m just, I mean, this is exhausting. You know? We are never getting back together … like ever.”
This extremely successful and grammatically incorrect preview song released a month before the album and continues to run repeatedly on almost all radio waves.
“22” provides a chorus songwriters turn green with jealousy over.
The song features the opening lyric, “It feels like the perfect night to dress up like hipsters.” Thanks T-Swift, now all teenage girls know what to name their photo albums on Facebook.
Listeners wonder which fleeting boyfriend inspired Tay’s emotional ballot in “I Almost Do” and “Stay Stay Stay” is as memorable and repetitive as the title.
“Everything Has Changed” spotlights Swift’s harmonies with Ed Sheeran’s melody.
Teaming up with British songwriter Sheeran for this track was a match made in pop star heaven.
The song could be a minute or so shorter, but a good one nonetheless.
Taylor’s good girl image shines through her music.
For all the critics out there, it looks like you won’t be getting back together with the old Taylor Swift … like ever.