This is a new series that I am making on the blog. It’s where I’ll compare old movies or artists to their new selves. Before I begin this blog, I would like to make it clear, I am not going after any artists or movies for their new style or their old style. This week is Taylor Swift Old vs. New, and next week for his new album coming out, I’m going to review Adam Lambert Old vs. New. My main goal with this series is just to compare and revisit the old artists and movies. On top of that, I will be showing opinion toward one of either the old or new side. I hope you guys enjoy!
Taylor Swift is a really great artist. She usually releases songs that my sister and I fall in love with. While there are some songs that we dislike, Taylor Swift has some really good songs. Recently in my dorm at college, there was a girl blasting old Taylor Swift in the bathroom. She’s the reason I’m taking this trip down memory lane, so thank you for the idea. I really enjoyed listening to Taylor Swift’s old songs that I realized none of her new songs really are as great as her old songs.
Old Taylor Swift
Her songs had a very pretty beat and while they were about breakups (which I don’t know anything about) they were amazing songs. I also loved her country sound to her songs. She sounded different than any other country artist out there. We would dance to her songs and while going to school, my sister and I would sing them when they played on Radio Disney.
But, while my favorite song on Taylor Swift was “Teardrops on My Guitar,” my all-time favorite song of hers was “You Belong With Me”. Not only was this song an amazing song to dance to when I was little, but it’s still an amazing song to dance to. Whenever I feel down, all I have to do is turn on “You Belong With Me” and I’ll feel better. The music video of “You Belong With Me” is also really great and I love when Taylor Swift is going against the other Taylor Swift for MacGyver (I’m a fan of MacGyver so it was fun to recognize him from that). In her music videos, Taylor Swift also had the prettiest hair and the prettiest dresses, and I always wanted to be in one of her music videos because of that.
New Taylor swift
Ah, new Taylor Swift. A new version of her old music. She’s gone through Reputation and a darker phase to reach Lover. And I am loving it. Her songs on Lover are pretty great, not old Taylor Swift great, but I am in love with “London Boy”, “ME!”, and “Lover”. The beats are amazing and the lyrics in the songs are deep, just like her old music. Overall, I am impressed with this album and I cannot wait for her next album (take your time, Taylor).
Now while I do love the majority of the album, I dislike the song “You Need to Calm Down”. While the message is wonderful and great, the beat at the beginning sounds like two other songs and the beat is also not that enjoyable. I will say, that the starting of the music video is very funny and I love the aesthetics of the scenes in the music video. The one thing that turned me away from finishing the music video, was the beat of the song. I’ll attach the music video down below.
I do love Taylor Swift and I will continue to listen to her music. Recently though, with all artists, I’ve been struggling with the clear message and not the deep words that they used to write for lyrics. While I do love the new Taylor Swift, I like the old Taylor Swift better.