What Will Taylor Swift's Next Album Be About? Here Are A Few (Very Likely) Predictions
It's only been a few months since Taylor Swift graced the world with 1989 , her most recently (and absolutely stellar) pop album — and honestly, I don't know how we ever lived without it. She permanently stepped out of the country music arena, and made herself into a full-fledged Top 40 juggernaut — and she's never been better. But, that said, 1989 is more than just a vessel for churning out radio hits and iconic music videos — it's also time capsule of our current pop culture. Just look at Taylor Swift's video for "Shake It Off," or how much her video for "Blank Space" resonated with us all. With the huge success of 1989, there's no doubt that Taylor Swift will be making a new album, but I imagine she'll take her time with it since it will have so much to live up to.
The Taylor Swift of 2015 is a far cry from Taylor Swift circa 2006. She's no longer lost in puppy love dreamin', and instead is more of a realist nowadays. She's had her heart broken, knows how the world likes to perceive her (hello, the whole point of "Shake It Off"), and she has absolutely no problem setting the record straight on either of those subjects. She's a woman in control of her own brand, and is totally owning being on top.
Looking ahead, what can we expect next from T.Swift, specifically on her next album? Here are a few predictions, based on what we've all seen from her so far:
The Bechdel Test-Passing Album
Not a single song or lyric dedicated to men on her next album — just Swift celebrating herself, her friends, and her fabulous life. In an interview with Esquire, Swift commented, "I really didn’t like the whole serial dater thing. I thought it was a really sexist angle on my life. And so I just stopped dating people, because it meant a lot to me to set the record straight — that I do not need some guy around in order to get inspiration, in order to make a great record, in order to live my life, in order to feel okay about myself. And I wanted to show my fans the same thing.”
The Patriarchy-Crushing Album
Taylor Swift has taken down the media's countless sexist remarks/questions thrown her way, and she now proudly embraces the title "feminist." She took major strides in 1989 by addressing the double standards she often faces in her love life, so I'd love to see her take on the double standards in the music industy and in society.
The New York Album
She's already become the city's tourism ambassador and 1989 has major shades of NYC love (like, there's a whole song about it), so I wouldn't be surprised if her next release was an ode to the Big Apple.
The Cat Album
Celebrities have done stranger things, OK?
The Crazy-In-Love Album
Taylor Swift albums are the ones you turn on when you're dealing with a breakup, or getting ready to go out with your best friends on a Friday night. They make you want to dance or stand on top of a building and shout, "I am woman, hear me roar!" What will happen if by the next time T.Swift writes new music she's wildly, happily in love? Don't fret, she won't forget her girls — she's too awesome of a gal pal for that. And really, the bottom line is, as long as T.Swift is happy, we're all happy!
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