What you should know about Taylor Swift
and the best parts of her new video 'Shake IT Off'
If you are not a country fan, you may have heard about Taylor Swift because she was in a movie or because she had a couple of crossover hits. All of that is about to change. Swift has gone from country to pop with her new album, and she is going to rock the charts like its 1989.
Swift was born Dec 13, 1989, so I guess that gives her some cred for bringing out a tribute to late ‘80s pop music. Had she been born 19 days later, this paragraph would have sounded a whole lot different. Fortunately, no one has to be born in the era that good music is released in order to enjoy it – that’s why God (or Thomas Edison) invented recordings.
Swift is an ultra-successful country STAR, and some fans are upset that she has sold out to the pop arena. However, after receiving the Pinnacle Award in 2013, there was really nowhere else for her to go in country music. She had already reached the top. The only star to receive the award – Garth Brooks in 2005. Why do fans insist on putting their favorite stars in a box and limiting their creativity to one music category? That is probably a question for another time. If the music is good, fans should listen even if it doesn’t fit the category they enjoy the most.
Swift’s new video Shake It Off is already a viral sensation. With over 36 million views, it is clear that people are watching Swift’s antics as she moves through several different styles of dance, including ballet, breakdance and some styles that I don’t understand or know the names of. Here is a list of some of the best parts as Swift shows awkward confidence, the ability to laugh at herself and have fun.
The best parts of ‘Shake It Off’
The point is, there is a lot to like about ‘Shake It Off’. Let’s hope that the rest of the album is just as good. Taylor, strike out into new arenas and do what you do best – entertain, create and bring joy to the world. We need more people willing to take chances and expand their lives.
What’s your favorite part of the video?