Ok – readers of this blog will know that I don’t usually feature mainstream (country) pop princesses on my playlist. But I have relished hearing the odd track from Taylor Swift’s album Red of late. She is, after all, the Queen-and-unchallenged-champion of ‘The Break Up Song’. And I enjoyed meeting her in the 'Outspoken' Summer '13 issue of Wonderland Magazine. To me, she is totally fun and integral to any eclectic playlist, however cool you wish to stay. And her catchy riffs and punchy lyrics are just right to accompany the summer rolling in.
'We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time / It’s miserable and magical, oh, yeah.'
The brilliantly contradictory lyrics for 22, the latest single from Red, resonate particularly strongly right now, having turned 22 very recently and (let’s face it) probably feeling that inconsistent mix of ‘happy, free, confused and lonely’. But definitely having fun. Aren’t we all?
|Wonderland: The Outspoken Issue – April/May 2013 | Photo: Wonderland|