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All The Signs Taylor Swift May Be Going Country Again

The old Taylor may be dead...but some form of Taylor Swift seems to be heading back towards her roots lately.

April 12, 2018
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Hear me out on this one... Taylor Swift proclaimed the "old Taylor" is dead to kick off her "reputation" era...but is she really? 

I firmly feel Taylor is going to be heading back to Nashville on her next album given the recent signs she's still the same old Taylor Swift.

1. Her Hair

Fans have taken notice of her hair and the length of it. She's wearing it curly again. She's letting it grow. She's giving me a serious "Red" era vibes with her hair styles. Now her wardrobe is all reputation, but her hair has been a staple in her career from her early beginnings to the copious amounts of blonde curly locks to her throwing her hair all over the place to the stark difference to when she straightened it for the first time to when she chopped it all off. Her hair has been a headline on its own before.

2. Sugarland Collaboration

Now this one I had no idea about until Twitter users started sharing screenshots of a new song by the country duo, Sugarland. On a song called "Babe" Taylor Swift is featured! It's also worth noting she wrote the award winning song "Better Man" for Little Big Town, another country music powerhouse. And Taylor did end her "reputation" album with the only song that sounds NOTHING like the rest of the album called "New Year's Day" which would make sense as the New Year is often thought of in correlation with starting fresh.

3. Country Music Still Loves Her

She may have left the cowboy boots and glittery dresses in her teenage years, but the country music family will NEVER turn their back on her. She ushered in an entire new generation of country music lovers who have since fallen in love with artists such as Marren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, and many many more. Taylor Swift made country music cool to the younger generation and made them understand a songs meaning as opposed to just the beat. She's still writing with Nashville producers and song writers so it's a sign that they'd welcome her back with open arms.

4. The Music Cycle 

Bubble gum pop music is currently taking a backseat to the hip-hop and R&B artists right now. There is such a thing as a music cycle. Basically, the industry goes through phases, hip-hop and R&B, rock, bubble gum pop, and dance. While you'll still get pop songs hitting number 1 and EDM artists still selling out stadiums and festivals, right now, we're in a hip-hop cycle. Take the meteoric rise of Cardi B. Fans are craving something new and hip-hop is coming into the limelight. This would be the perfect time for Taylor to drop another country/pop album. She's one of the only artists on the planet that could do that and never lose a single fan. In fact, I think Swifties are waiting for that album.

5. She's Country At Heart

Underneath the feuds, the media coverage, and the long list of ex-lovers, Taylor Swift is a country song-writer. Her songs, even on the synth heavy "reputation" album, all have a storyline and a message. THAT is something country music teaches you. All of her albums tell a story. All of the songs she writes paint a vivid picture in your mind. Take "This Is What You Came For" for example. The song was written for Calvin Harris and Rihanna, but it's undeniably Taylor Swift. "Baby, this is what you came for. Lightning strikes every time she moves. And everybody's watching her, but she's looking at you." I picture a party with a thunderstorm in the distance. Even on the simplest of song lyrics...there's still that Taylor Swift story. 

 

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