Got Red? Taylor Swift’s Brand New Album.

Got Red? Taylor Swift’s Brand New Album.

Priyanka Kurien
Red
Red

She’s 22. And she’s done it again. ‘Red’ by Taylor Swift is sky-rocketing up the charts, and my curiosity got the better of me. I’m not one to buy into all this “girl-power”, so to say, but when you hear a song, EVERYWHERE you go, you give in. At least I do.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

So here’s the real deal on what I thought of ‘Red’. It’s 100% girly and 200% cutesy. Yup, pretty much the only words I can use to describe the album. It’s the sort of album I can imagine “totally connecting with”… when I was 13. Take, for example, the record-breaking track ‘We Are Never Ever Get Back Together’. I mean, how cute is this song — don’t you wanna just get into your PJs, jump around on your bed and sing it at the top of your lungs, all the while imagining that creep of an ex-boyfriend? It totally brings out the teenage girl in me — is that so bad?

Adolescent or adult, one song that’s definitely worth a listen is ‘The Last Time’, featuring Gary Lightbody, from Snow Patrol. Not sure who gets the credit with this one – but what a song!

And then we’ve got ‘Begin Again’ – ah, the lifelong story of all single girls out there. Am I wrong?

All in all, Taylor has laid it all out on the table with this one – ‘Red’ is a mixed bag of emotions, and refreshingly, of sounds, She has strayed away from her usual country sounds, with a few of the tracks – and you know what, it’s not all that bad.  Overall, it’s clear that this is Taylor’s post-break-up, I’ll-get-over-you album. And we all go through that, don’t we? So kudos to her for putting it to music. Give it a listen and let me know what you think.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

‘Red’ is available on: Flipkart, Flyte & Nokia

P.S. And if you’re a die-hard Taylor fan, check out the contest happening on Universal Music India’s FB page.