Taylor Swift debuted her new song and video “Shake it Off” yesterday and well.. it’s very poppy and once again Taylor Swift is drifting even further away from the country circuit. The song will be a part of her newest album titled ‘1989’ which will be released in October.
The song is very upbeat and nothing at all like what Swift has done in the past. She claims that she got her inspiration from listening to 80’s pop music. And even though the sound is different and this is an upbeat song for once, she still sings about her usual problems. For example one of the lyrics are “I go on too many dates, but I can’t make them stay, at least that’s what people say.”
Overall, the song is very mediocre especially with a chorus that goes “but I keep cruising, can’t stop, won’t stop working … because a player’s gonna play, play, play, and haters are gonna hate, hate, hate, but I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake.” Oh yeah, did I mention that she also attempts to rap?
We all know that Swift is extremely talented but this new route just isn’t meant for her.
So, take a listen to the song for yourself. Do you miss the old “Teardrops on my Guitar” Taylor Swift, or do you like the new trying to be pop star?
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