Taylor Swift's new album 'reputation' confirms she's mad as hell (and in love)
“New Year’s Day,” the last song on Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated sixth studio album, reputation, is so good it makes me angry.
It’s soft and lithe and haunting and beautiful and a timely reminder that she is currently unparalleled among her pop star brethren in her ability to hone in on specific details – hand squeezes in the back of a taxi, glitter on the floor after an all-night party — and turn those lyrics into a memory you didn’t realize you had.
If only more of the album reached that high.
As anyone who spends time online is well aware, Swift has rebranded herself, leaning into her darker edges and trying to adjust a public persona that has struggled over the last year or so amid feuds and various bad PR cycles. Read more…