Sure, she gets a lot of heat for (apparently) writing songs based on real feelings and personal relationships. But you know, love is after all an extremely powerful language. So powerful that it has propelled Taylor Swift to becoming one of the world’s top artistes! And also the multiple Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter that she is today.
Numbers (sales, fanbase, followers) don’t lie, do they?
While breakups are (oddly) her inspirations, Taylor Swift once said that she’s not planning to do this forever. And by that, we don’t mean that she’s thinking of retiring. She confessed that she has big plans to flex her creative muscles and write songs from a different point of view and perspective:
I’m sure at some point in my career I’ll branch out and do albums that relate to other people’s stories or have a different overall theme. It’s when a lot of the good ideas come. When I’m traveling on a plane or in a car, I’ll start thinking, too. I think of things in the form of lyrics. But I’ll always write from the heart and I’ll continue to write about love, because romance is something we are all looking for.
Fair enough. Besides, not all her songs are about unhappiness or failed relationships anyway e.g. “Never Grow Up”, “The Best Day”, “Long Live”, “Change”, “The Lucky One”, “Innocent”, etc. But we digress! If we were to take our pick, we’d choose “Love Story”, which was released in 2008. “Love Story” was a commercial success, selling over 8 million copies worldwide, therefore establishing itself as one of the best-selling singles of all time!
A little backstory on the song writing process for “Love Story”: the song was written about a love interest who wasn’t popular among her family and friends. As such, Taylor Swift took the plot of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and used it as a source of inspiration to compose the song. Of course, she told the story from Juliet’s perspective, minus the morbid death.
We especially love the music video because of the costumes and the dreamy feel to a typical country pop song. Seriously though, who wouldn’t fall in love with this?:
Taylor Swift’s The Red Tour Live in Kuala Lumpur will be happening at the Putra Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia tonight and we’ll be there! Don’t forget to follow us via Twitter and Instagram to get live updates from the concert.
Meanwhile, go on and educate yourselves with some of the most mind-blowing Taylor Swift secrets! Yup. All 13 of them because, you know, 13 is her favourite number after all.