America's sweetheart, miss Taylor Swift
, has recently become very vocal about her fraught relationship with relationships
; more specifically, how she has felt that public perception of and fascination with her love life has too often overshadowed her talent or professional strides. Swift, like many musical artists, has consistently and notoriously written about her romantic endeavors. However, unlike others, she has often been scrutinized for the recurrent subject matter of her songs, as well as her personal misadventures as a "serial dater."
On her most recent break-up, Swift explained to US Weekly "It broke my heart! I was selling out stadiums and it was all people talked about." Furthermore, the songstress has made comments on what she has termed the sexist nature of criticisms of her work, stating in a recent interview: "I think frankly thats a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. Theyre all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life, and no one raises the red flag there." Now, entering a new phase of her career with her new album 1989
Swift hopes to shift focus onto what she considers important and relevant: the music.
That doesn't mean that love is off the table of topics for Taylor's songwriting, though. In fact, many of the singles that have been flooding the airwaves from 1989
are thematically quite similar to Swift's past efforts, though the genre and production style mark a significant change.
It seems though, that Swift is approaching these redundant subjects with a bit of whimsy and humor— like she is mocking herself, and meanwhile the American public, for this continued preoccupation with all things boysboysboys. As a result, it seems that Taylor is succeeding in in her mission to refocus attention, she says; "Now people talk less about the things that don't matter."
Taylor's new 1989
track, "How You Get The Girl" is a bit of an instructional guide for lazy men who want to win ladies over. "You need to do everything I say" says Taylor. Clearly the girl knows how to get things done, so listen up!