My True Feelings for Taylor Swift...

January 13, 2012

Oh my goodness. I still have not gotten used to not blogging everyday but like I said before, it is nice having time to work on other projects. In the mean time I have:

Broken my disgusting coffee addiction.
Bought new reading glasses.
Moved back to my apartment after a long month at home.
Found out Ed Sheeran thinks girls with blogs are sexy.
Prepared myself for the impending doom that is the first day of classes tomorrow.
Decided to give a shot at vlogging.
Decided I must go to Vidcon this year.
And wrote about my true feelings for T-Swizzle... Enjoy!

I have been thinking about this for an awful long time now and figured it was time to address my true feelings about the one and only Taylor Swift.

Now, as many of you may or may not know, I am big music junkie. But I’m not the type that rocks out to the Beatles all the time or the tunes of the latest country singer (gross). My taste would be considered more indie/scene/hipster… whatever. My iPod consists of a lot of dubstep, a lot of screamo, and what’s left is more acoustic music and a few One Direction albums (no shame). So when someone says the words Taylor Swift I am trained to automatically cringe.

But with a roommate who is utterly obsessed it is difficult to avoid the country/pop tunes of T-Swizzle. I will admit that a few of her songs aren’t totally terrible and I actually know the words to two or three.

And before I continue on I should mention I have changed my mind about something. A while back I wrote a blog post about the collaboration song Taylor did with Ed Sheeran (which you can find here) I am a huge Ed Sheeran fan when I got wind about the collaboration I wasn’t too pleased. The first time I listened to the song I absolutely hated it. I was livid to say the least. But I have had a change of heart and according to my iTunes play count I have listened to the song 42 times and yes, I know every single word.

Going off that, I admit that Taylor has had some good collaborations. Everything Has Changed with Ed Sheeran and Safe and Sound with the Civil Wars (who I am also a huge fan of).

I have a lot of respect for Taylor as an artist. She worked hard to get to where she is and from what I have heard, she has written most if not all of her songs herself. That is not an easy feat and I commend her for that.

When Taylor first started out she was a little blonde country singer with songs about crushes and young love. Though I am not a country fan, it is the type of music you want your little girl listening to. Rather be that than Miley Cyrus.

Over the years as Taylor grew as a girl and as an artist her style began to change. Especially with the last album, her tunes have gone from country to pop to acoustic to a dubstep attempt?

It is understandable for an artist’s sound to change over the years, but I think it is important to change for the right reasons. For yourself. And I feel as if Taylor has changed her sound based upon pressure from the media. She is trying to prove that she can do all sorts of different music. But the thing is, not every artist is good at every type of music.

That would be like someone coming up to me and saying “Hey Nikki, you should become a model just to prove to people that you can do it.” Okay, here is the thing. A 5’4” girl with big boobs and chipmunk cheeks is never going to be a model. That is utterly ridiculous. And frankly I have accepted and am okay with that fact.

Taylor will never be a badass chick with sick bass drops. It just isn’t going to happen, so why push something that you know just isn’t you?

But regardless of her musical decisions, I do have a lot of respect for her as a musician. While she can’t entertain an entire audience with just her and a guitar, her shows are massive and frankly pretty impressive. She puts on a good show and sells out arenas all the time. Who can argue with that?!

But after watching interviews with her I have to question the fact that she is actually a 23 year old woman because frankly she sounds and acts like a 16 year old girl. I understand her obsession with kitties and red lipstick, but honestly you would think that a 23-year-old woman would understand more about love and the world in general and not act as I so nicely put like “an air head.” Perhaps better decisions are in order and more mature insight into the reasoning is appropriate. 

But, at the end of the day, regardless of her personal decisions, I have to respect her career because she has built a huge one. She (aka her management) has marketed her in a way that sent her from small town country singer to a world famous pop/country sensation. Good luck T-Swizzle. I may not be a fan, but you have more than me so I can't exactly argue. 

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