Reputation is Here...Ready For It?

 

This past weekend, Taylor Swift released her sixth album, Reputation, after 3 years basking in the 1989 era, and it's been a long time coming. As her first single from the album so famously proclaims, the Old Taylor is dead. The New Taylor is sharper, sexier, and more honest than ever before. And I am LOVING it. 

 

In addition to the four singles Taylor released before the album dropped, she has an arsenal of 11 more witty, catchy, sexy, and oh-so honest songs that will make you fall in love with the New Taylor. There is certainly a new Taylor--more confident, more mature, and not afraid to play around with different genres--but the Old Taylor isn't totally dead. The tracks in her new album are refreshing, yet reminiscent of her dreamy 1989 synthetic pop, which shows that Taylor has really taken what she already mastered and elevated it. "New Year's Day" brings me back to the mesmerizing, authentic lyrics and piano in Red's "All Too Well", and "Dancing With Our Hands Tied" has all that mystical pop magic of the same album's "Starlight". Country Taylor is long gone, but the old pop-princess Taylor? Well, you can't get rid of her that easily.

 

Reputation is glamorous pop with a bit of an edge, the showcase of Taylor's confidence that we've all been waiting for. She captures her emotions and experiences so sharply in songs that make you want to dance your blessed little heart out. In this album, we get a taste of Taylor's sexier side with songs like "So It Goes" and "Dress", and a lot more edge and honesty with songs like "Look What You Made Me Do", "...Ready For It?", and "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things". All this, plus another collab with Ed?!

*swoon*

As a long-time Swiftie, I can confidently say that Reputation is everything I've dreamed of and more. Get ready to hear these songs on the radio, at parties, in your car. . . Reputation is strong, sexy, and packs a punch. All I can say is thank you, Taylor. . . and please, GIVE ME MORE.