For over a decade, the multi award-winning artist has been dominating the music industry relentlessly, and after her new album release, “Midnights”, it is clear that Taylor Swift is not backing down any time soon. As the first artist in history to have occupied all top 10 Billboard Hot 100 spots, and becoming Spotify’s highest played artist, Taylor’s success is indisputable.
After enduring countless hardships throughout her career, ranging from ruthless, misogynistic attempts to tear her down at every opportunity, to her label robbing her of the rights to her own music, Swift has decided to re-release all albums from her debut “Taylor Swift” to the 2017 album “Reputation”. She has already released “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and “Red (Taylor’s Version)”; these albums have won multiple awards, despite this being the second release of them, one being the short film for the fan-favourite “All too well (10-minute version)”.
Iconic and renowned for her awe-inspiring song writing, Swift is an inspiration not only to girls and women, but young people across the globe, as despite the difficulties she has faced, she has come out of them stronger than ever. As a champion for feminism and women’s rights, releasing songs like “The Man” and “mad woman”, which address the unfair privileges of men in our society, Taylor Swift is the perfect exemplar for how celebrities should use their fame to combat real-life issues. Educating is one of many things Taylor does, with her lyrics and vocabulary; listening to her discography is comparable to reading a plethora of literature, as her vocabulary ranges from “mercurial” to “clandestine” and even “Machiavellian”.
Hailed as the ‘Queen of Pop’, like Marmite, people seem to love her or hate her, but who could fail to admire her remarkable intellect and marketing genius. She truly is a mastermind of prose and publicity.
“I laid the groundwork and then, just like clockwork, the dominoes cascaded into line. What if I told you I’m a Mastermind?” – Taylor Swift, ‘Mastermind’