A great deal of time and space on Finding Wonderland is spent talking about the things I AM a fan of (aka all about the fangirl
confessions). I’m not a fan of the following people and by proxy, attitude or things.
Mainstream media. (For reasons that I believe strongly in.) People who are mean just because they “can” be.
I’d wager at least one if not both of these are not Taylor Swift’s favorite people either.
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For the past 3 years, loyal fans have awaited new music from Swift. Her last solo effort, ‘1989’ rose to impressive stats (on all the
important music charts, and then some) and boasted a series of catchy, unique vibes that made us sing into our hairbrush.
After a low-profile year, Taylor again made headlines in the aftermath of a court case when she then purged her social media profiles leading to a series of speculative thoughts. Is new music coming? This week, she answered “yes” when she tweeting a series of graphics announcing a new single (TONIGHT) and an album, ‘Reputation’ due November 10.
Fans, commentators and the media immediately jumped on the criticize train. Anyone who puts themselves in the public eye, no matter who you are, opens themselves up to censure. But that doesn’t mean people, no matter who they are, have to be mean just because they “can.” Knowing all of Taylor’s songs and the “bigger picture” of her albums have stories and a message, discovering these shall be interesting.
I don’t mind admitting I’m still 110% a Swift fangirl. (And just to reassure you, no, this blog won’t become a TSwift diary leading to November.) Her music is among the few tracks and tunes that I don’t constantly hit “skip” on my iPod.
Whether or not I’ll like Taylor’s new effort and the music that has resulted from what, I gather has been a tumultuous year, is another thing. In celebration of Taylor’s new single (arriving TONIGHT, people!) and upcoming sixth studio album, I thought I’d pick out six of my most memorable songs from this songwriter.
Fangirl Confessions: Taylor Swift and #TS6IsComing
As the first song I probably ever heard from her, I had to include this one. It might not be my favorite lyrically, but it is aynonymous with the name Taylor Swift, plus is the song that made her a household name.
2. ‘Love Story’ | From the album Fearless (2008)
This song evokes “all the feels” with its romanticism and further fueling these feelings is the music video that accompanies the popular single.
3. ‘Enchanted’ | From the album Speak Now (2010)
Another swoony tale about a spontaneous meet-cute that tells us about a boy-meets-girl tale. A story that uses old-fashioned words and emails.
4. ‘22’ | From the album Red (2012)
Catchy, breezy and fun, what’s not to love about this pop ballad?
5. ‘Blank Space’ | From the album 1989 (2014)
Despite the “darker” tones of this one, I love that it’s a kind of “letter” to the media.
6. ‘Clean’ | From the album 1989 (2014)
Though this isn’t a song that I personally relate to, it’s beautiful. The musicality in the “dips and falls,” and lyrically, it’s
breathtaking and so “cleansing.”
Basically, I could say I love every track on ‘1989’ and I do. Each one is a “new era” of storytelling and song writing from this already popular artist.
Owning her latest single is high on this girl’s priority list. After that, it’s all about that next album. Let the countdown begin.
What’s your favorite T-Swift song? Are you excited to have new music from her? Let’s chat all things Swift music or any music thoughts.
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