Don’t think Taylor Swift is country anymore? I don’t care. To me, she’s always going to be part of the country family. And having her out expanding the borders of the genre is great for country music and great for other artists. The more fans we can bring into the country music family the better.
Taylor is arguably the biggest music star in the world right now. And her new song pokes a little fun at her past struggles with finding love.
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
The song sees Taylor playing the role of the new girlfriend. You’ve heard about her before. Some things have been good and maybe some things have been not-so-good. But you have to see for yourself. And it’s actually told from Taylor’s point of view and it feels like she’s having a little fun at her own expense.
It is weird how this song sounds like it could have been produced in the ’80s. I know that was part of the goal with the new record, but it sounds like it could have come out during that era yet it still sounds fresh and new here in 2014. And it’s catchy as hell. Taylor knows how to find a melody that will get stuck in your head. It has to be part of her success over the years.
This should be another big hit on the pop charts. And it might go on to be one of the biggest of the year. Taylor is off in the pop world, but we’ll always have a place for her in country music. Great artist.
CML Points: 90/100