Swift Returns

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Beau Brittain

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Swift Returns


On the night of November 9, like me, millions of Taylor Swift fans, or “Swifties” as they’re called, are awake and waiting for the release Swift’s highly anticipated reputation. This album is Swift’s return to music after a yearlong hiatus after her last album 1989. Her hiatus consisted of a public feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and the breakups of two high profile relationships, both topics that were expected to be mentioned on the album.

During its first week of release, reputation sold over one million copies making this album the fourth consecutive album of Swift’s to sell more than a million copies in one week.

Gone is Swift’s songs about fairytale romances and crying about breakups and here is Swift throwing subtle hints about who she is gaining her revenge on the people who have done her wrong.

While the album isn’t all about taking down her enemies, it is about Swift giving up on trying to please everyone and creating her own reputation. The album is mixed with dark themed songs like, I Did Something Band and the popular Look What You Made Me Do, which are based off of the media’s perception of Swift, and songs Swift’s new found love with songs like the energetic King of My Heart and the very provocative Dress.

reputation is, in my opinion, the best album Swift has ever written. She has mixed the sound of modern day pop with the heartfelt lyrics that she has been known for her entire career. If this album does not win Album of the Year at the 2019 Grammy Awards it will be a shame, and fans all around the world will be angry.

It is amazing to see that Swift has continued to have a different sound on each of her albums yet keep writing emotional lyrics written from her heart.