It has soared to the top of the charts and sold what seems like a billion copies already… and I do not see it stopping. Taylor Swift is known for releasing albums that top the charts and stay at the top. 1989 is her newest single that dropped this past Monday. As a very open Taylor Swift fan… I have all her music. So when this album came out, I knew I had to listen. I was not disappointed.
With 19 tracks, there is bound to be a song for everyone. Sixteen of those tracks are actual songs, while the final three are voice memos from Taylor herself as she explains her writing process and how she goes about bringing these songs to you. A very interesting process and one that gives fans an inside scoop of how she functions.
Out of the 16 tracks, “All You Had To Do Was Stay” is definitely my favorite. Lyrics that anyone can relate to and a catchy beat makes this the perfect song for a good cry or jamming with your windows down and the breeze blowing. Blank Spaces is also among favorites as it is the newest single for Swift; currently making it’s rounds on radio.
1989 has upbeat songs that make you want to dance all the way to ballads that pull at your heartstrings. It also has a lot of new sounds that are unfamiliar for past Swift albums as she worked with a lot of different artists to bring this album together. And of course the forever loved “Shake It Off”, a favorite in my household. This album shows the growth Swift has gone through in her career from young teenager writing songs for others, breaking out in the business, to growing up into a fairly level headed and inspirational woman. Not only is Swift a great songwriter and singer… she also seems like a great person. This makes her music all that more appealing.
This album gets a 5 star rating from me, as there isn’t a song I don’t like. I’ve seen a lot of people on Facebook and Twitter who disliked Swift’s music admitting they love some of the new songs. Winning them over… one fan at a time. Great job Swift. Best work yet! Looking forward to seeing more.
Make sure to pick up the new album in a store near you or on iTunes!