@5 hours ago with 650 notes
#YES #taylor swift
I love lyrics more than notes. A song is a favorite song not because the singer can hit and hold a high note but because of the words, their meaning. Sure, you have to incorporate a great melody. But I’m proud of those lyrics. And I’m lucky that I have a label that lets me sing and write all the songs on my records. Don’t get me wrong; I’m thankful I get to be a singer.
(Source: alaskayoung, via teylurswifts)
"At the Bleachers show in Williamsburg in March, Dunham watched from the rafters with Taylor Swift, with whom Antonoff wrote the Golden Globes-nominated song “Sweeter Than Fiction.” Antonoff is a hardcore Swiftie, and he talks about her with the protectiveness and pride of an older brother. “We live in a fascinating time where there’s a weird shift in pop, and certain pop stars aren’t really resonating in the way they were,” he says. “The reason why Taylor stands above everyone else is because she’s a songwriter. She sits in rooms and she writes songs. Most importantly, they sound like her. All the other pop stars, to put it in a really simple way, they’re just not as talented.” Swift’s ability to craft her own material is what sets her apart, he believes. “Other pop stars have to go through, like, a goth phase. You can imagine the marketing meetings behind other pop stars. Whereas the meeting behind Taylor is like, ‘Write a great fucking album,’ which she can.”"
@4 days ago with 1112 notes
#phew! #taylor swift
@5 days ago with 392 notes
“People didn’t think of Taylor Swift as a glamor queen when she started. She was a real person who walked down the street in a pack with six other girls talking on her cell phone. As a young songwriter, she didn’t try to be something that she wasn’t. She just wrote about something she knew about: boys. And it resonated with her audience. And they held her up as a generational voice because of it. That’s what it takes, being honest and real. She wasn’t brazen, she wasn’t pushing sexuality. She was the conservative Middle America girl who said it for the Harpeth Hall girls and the Hillsboro High girls. She was the girl next door. She was a country music Madonna. She changed country music, then she crossed over to change pop music too.” ― Chris Gantry on Taylor Swift