First of all I really like this album. Did I say like? I meant love! Taylor has been playing around with pop rhythms in the past but the sound of this album is so different. I love it! Kudos to Jack! I will honestly say I was a bit afraid lyrics will not be as good as in the past but oh boy, was I worng. She's more mature but still can play with the words. Yey!
In foreword Taylor says one thing really really nice:
''I hope you know that who you are is who you choose to be. And that whispers behind your back don't define you. You are the only one who gets to decide what you will be remembered for.''
Word! Now to the album!
WELCOME TO NEW YORK
A new New York anthem it's born! What a catchy song!
''It’s a new soundtrack
I could dance to this beat, beat
The lights are so bright
But they never blind me, me''
Loved it the moment I heard it. The whole lyrics is so clever that I can't pick my favorite line! And the beat behind is so cool and the little things like pauses before she sings ''And I'll write your name.'' Amazing! And have you seen this video? Crazy gorgeous!
Another great song that tells a story. I would say I enjoy the chorus most, especially back vocals and when they repeate the words ''and tight little skirt''. It just creates a sexy feel to the song. This song will not go out of style I'm telling you.
OUT OF THE WOODS
At first I didn't like the intro at all but I get use to it and I think it's a simple catchy song.
''When we decided (We decided)
To move the furniture so we could dance
Baby, like we stood a chance
Two paper airplanes flying, flying, flying''
ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS STAY
Not a big fan of the song. Those 'stay' from the back are kind of annoying for me. The song I definitely skip most.
SHAKE IT OFF
Love the vibe and the message. So damn relatable for everyone! Perfect first sngle from the album for sure! Video: here.
I WISH YOU WOULD
Similar to All you had to do was stay not playing on repeat but it has a nice music.
Huge like! Great beat and of course the lyrics. My fav part must be
''time can heal, but this won't
So if you're coming my way,
Just don't, sounds so amazing and real to me. Painful with touch of offendeness I would say. Love it!
The beat of this song haunts & freaks me out sometimes in a best possible way. It makes the mood of the song amazing and it's one of my favorites. The lyrics is great as well.
''I thought heaven can't help me now
Nothing lasts forever
But this is gonna take me down
He's so tall, and handsome as hell
He's so bad but he does it so well''
''And his voice is a familiar sound, nothing lasts forever
But this is getting good now''
What makes the lyrics so good is the way Taylor delivers it. The emphasis on words are perfect and she sounds honest. You feel it and therefore you connect and you love it!
HOW YOU GET THE GIRL
This song it's a bit better than All you had to do was stay and I wish you would but I would still put it in a 'not my cup of tea' category. Sound is good and it has a drive but I guess it's too poppy for me?
Beside Clean this is a beautiful slow song.
''This love left a permanent mark
This love is glowing in the dark
These hands had to let it go free
And this love came back to me''
I KNOW PLACES
Crazy good! The lyrics can be a metaphor for many things and the melody, back vocals, the way Taylor sounds and the whole thing just fit together perfectly! Uf! One of the best Taylor's songs!
Healing song for sure.
I'm so happy for the deluxe edition! It has 3 extra songs + 3 voice memos (+ 13 Polaroids). I'm glad Taylor decided to share this three songs because two of them are great in my opinion!
It didn't stood out for me when I heard it for the first time but now I'm kind of obsessed! Love the Alice in Wonderland metaphors and the music! That drive and the beat! Perfect madness!
''Haven't you heard what becomes of curious minds''
''Didn't you call my fears with the cheshire cat's smile
Didn't it all seem new and exciting
I felt your arms twisting around me
It's all fun and games 'til somebody loses their mind''
YOU ARE IN LOVE
Nice but I bet it will sound even better when it happens to Taylor ;)
''You can hear it in the silence, silence
You can feel it on the way home, way home
You can see it with the lights out, lights out
You're in love, true love''
Love it, love it, love it! Fun song with cool lyrics! The song has many great lines but the one I adore most is
''It's poker, he can't see in my face
But I'm about to play my ace'' (aaaaahhh)
Because of that ahhh Taylor makes at the end of the word ace, this line is so freakin' amazing!
Plus some others that I adore:
''We show off our different scarlet letters- Trust me, mine is better.''
''The rumours, are terrible and cruel
Buy honey most of them are true...''
Voice memos are also nice to hear!
My favorite songs from the album: Blank Space, Wonderland, New Romantics, I Know Places, Wildest Dreams, Style, Shake It Off, Bad blood, Welcome to New York
Congrats again on such an amazing album Taylor! And thank you for sharing!
Photos from Taylor's Instagram (except 4th and 5th).