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Monthly Archives: August 2017

New Music Friday: Taylor Swift’s New Empowered Persona

Or is she? Taylor’s new single Look What You Made Me Do from her latest release, ‘Reputation’, opens with a classic Swift-esque Hollywood-style melody that is reminiscent of earlier songs such as The Lucky One, which immediately lets her listeners know that this song is all about Hollywood. The social media blackout, the week-long snake gifs teasing us have all turned out to mean exactly what we thought. Swift is hitting back at all those who commented snake emojis under every single one of her Instagram photos, shedding that image and creating a new image for herself. And, let’s not lie, Swift is the queen of reinvention from her pure country image to her new, bolder, peroxide-blonde look.

Lorde’s Melodrama: Disrupting Pop’s New World Order

Lorde released sophomore album Melodrama this March to much critical acclaim, as it was lauded as one of the best albums of the year alongside Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. So how has the 21-year-old from New Zealand managed this feat? How has she taken pop music and made it have as much of an impact as the raw lyrics of the rap artist from Compton?

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