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“1989” creates new sound for Swift

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Taylor Swift’s new album, “1989,” begins on a new, more edgy tone for the 24-year-old.

Many artists have used numbers for the title of their album, sometimes it signifies the artists’ age, but in this case it is the year Swift was born. Swift uses “1989” as a way to challenge herself from the contradictions of society, which is that most of her songs comprise past relationship woes.

On “Welcome to New York,” Swift steps away from her sunny, country persona to a more dazzling, pop style. It’s almost as if Swift’s previous album “Red” had provided a glimpse of this, but this new album is full on. The Grammy’s this year also showed this side of Swift, from the dancing to the attitude, she continues to mature.

“Blank Space” is a song that sounds quite strange coming from Swift because of the dark undertones. Many of the verses sound very pessimistic which contradicts the actual words. The song “I Know Places” gives fans a more fun-loving Swift, with repetitive choruses and an interesting beat.

There is a difference in all of the tracks on this album. Swift gives fans many sides of her that were hidden in her earlier albums because frankly, the old Swift seems boring and tense compared to the expanded range and experimental attempts of her new album.

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