Surprise #1: Taylor has a new song titled “Shake it Off” that she worked on with Max Martin. It is a BRAND NEW SOUND and the voice sounds nothing like Swift which may be a good or bad thing. It is good to experiment with new sounds but not to the point where you try on so many identities that you lose your own.
Surprise #2: To go with the single, Swift announced her new album titled “1989”. It was the year she was born and she recalls the late 80s as having heavy influences on this album. In the spirit of the era, each album comes with one of several sets of polaroid pictures. At the bottom of the polaroid “T.S.” is inscribed at the bottom. The album is her first album that is officially labeled pop.
Surprise #3: The music video for “Shake it Off”- We expected a corny clothing commercial type with mannequins for the video after hearing how Swift described it. However, the music video was comical and inspiring. 1989 hits stores October 27th and you can preorder it on Taylorswift.com. We are excited to see what else “T.S.” has in store for us!
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Henderson released her debut single in the UK “Ghost”. The song is one of the best debuts to ever come as a result of a music competition. Of course, Henderson has the music mastermind of Simon Cowell backing her to help enrich her career. The song did very well on the UK charts and was certified platinum. The success of the song travelled across the pond. “Ghost” was released at the end of July in the US. However, it did not chart. YET. We expect “Ghost” to do extremely well once it gains recognition. The song was co-written and co-produced by One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder. The song has all the ingredients for US success.
Hilary Duff’s second single “All About You” blows open the potential in the music charts for Duff. We were expecting a single with this sound to come in a couple of weeks from Taylor Swift. It is a completely new sound and is astoundingly fresh. Her voice sounds much more refined and has much more dimension, yet has a newfound rasp.
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