Taylor Swift lost her voice


Makaiyla Willis

Photo by: makaiyla willis, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Mars Meyer, Reporter

Taylor Swift’s song titles had some potential in her new album, “Midnights.” “Lavender Haze” sounds magical and enticing. A lavender haze is a term from the 1950s about being in the honeymoon phase of a relationship, and I would love to hear a song about someone’s lavender haze. Instead, Swift describes sexism and how a lavender haze creeps up on her – how she would love to stay in the lavender haze.

While “Lavender Haze” is tolerable, “Anti-Hero” is overplayed and repetitive. It has bad lyrics too: “Sometimes I feel everybody is a sexy baby,” or  “I have this dream that my daughter-in-law kills me for the money,” and last but not least “It’s me, Hi! I’m the problem, it’s me.”

“Snow On The Beach,” which features Lana Del Rey, isn’t the worst. It’s reminiscent of her old, better music – for instance, “Fifteen,” from her second studio album. Like all of her songs do, it tells a story. Her voice was softer and more powerful back then, her voice could fill a room and make people feel like they knew her and where she comes from. 

For example: “When all you wanted was to be wanted.” This lyric shows how she felt unwanted by someone she loved. Many of us can relate too, as we’ve all been in a place where someone we loved hasn’t loved us back. Or, “Back then, I swore I was gonna marry him someday. But I realized some bigger dreams of mine.” These two lines show the story of how she grew up. Learning that her dreams are more important than marrying a man.

It’s almost as if she isn’t representing herself as a whole anymore. More like she is representing someone else’s stories. Taylor Swift’s old music has always been better than new. She had a stronger voice back then and now she’s quiet.