Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

It's hard to believe that Taylor Swift is still only 22. Since the release of her breakthrough hit Love Story, she's released three albums, won countless music awards and dated some of the biggest names in both the music world and Hollywood.

It's these ex-boyfriends that have become the inspiration for her fourth album 'Red', an album full of vitriol and intensity.  We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together is the first single and indicative of the style.  It's a move away from her country roots to a pop feel closer to the likes of Avril Lavigne or Kelly Clarkson - least of all as this was co-written by Max Martin who penned Clarkson's Since You've Been Gone.

Swift has, like, really embraced her, like, American  Despite her wealth of experience in the music industry, this is a track that really shows her youthful side.  Yes, this is a cheesy pop record, but at least she acknowledges that with the line "you would hide away and find some peace of mind with some indie record that's much cooler than mine".  Cool she might not be, but this is a surefire hit.


Listen: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together is released on 21st August.  Fourth album 'Red' follows on 22nd October.