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Taylor Swift adapts to new “Reputation”

Photo credit: Taylor Swift Store

Photo credit: Taylor Swift Store

By Emily McCloskey, Intern

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After much anticipation, Taylor Swift dropped “Reputation.” Selling over 700,000 copies on its first day, “Reputation” is the most talked about album this fall and is predicted to sell over 2 million copies surpassing her past albums, each of which saw sales of over 1 million in the first week.

If you’ve been listening to the radio for the past few weeks, you’re sure to have heard Swift’s latest singles, “Look What You Made Me Do” and “…Ready For It?” Both of which are very similar in the sense that they have a very dark and edgy sound like “Bad Blood,” featured on her previous album, “1989.”

In her new album, Swift branches away from her sweet and soft lyrics and finally takes ownership for her actions. She redefines herself in ballads like “Look What You Made Me Do,” where she shies away from her innocent persona and delves into a more mature and toned style.

From beginning to end, Swift tells a story of her life in a personal way that listeners haven’t heard before”

Swift shows off her vocal skills with a raw and intimate sound in “Getaway Car” and “New Year’s Day” that mimic similar beats in her previous album.

Swift has been known for her tracks that focus primarily on heartbreak and boyfriend drama, but in songs like “King of My Heart” and “Call It What You Want,” her revengful tone is replaced with passionate lyrics that are directed toward her boyfriend Joe Alwyn.

From beginning to end, Swift tells a story of her life in a personal way that listeners haven’t heard before. She starts off the album with a very heavy, angry and frustrated tone in “Look What You Made Me Do” then is overcome by light, relief and affection in “New Year’s Day.

After years of being in the music scene, Taylor Swift shows that she is a force to be reckoned with by telling stories through her versatility of genres of music, lyrics and vocals.

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