Taylor Swift’s journey to the dark side seems to a certainty at this point, and I couldn’t be more excited.
As you know, I have been one of the leaders of the pro-Taylor Swift movement, and it hasn’t been easy. She takes a lot of heat from the talentless critics and hacks out there. For some reason, people really hate the successful, but it didn’t help when lots of people raked her song “Look what you made me do” across the coals. In our office alone, we debated for hours about whether or not the song was good.
It seemed like a split jury, but one thing was clear, some people are nervous about Swift coming out for the scalps of her enemies. For myself, I couldn’t be more excited to see her complete this conversion.
She released a new song over the weekend titled, “…Ready for it?”, and it’s incredible. It’s also further proof she’s hellbent on going to the dark side. The song is overtly sexual in nature. It’s aggressive. It’s in your face. It’s a song nobody would have dreamed would have come from her a few years ago.
Swift was always an easy target in the industry because she looked innocent and unlikely to play in the mud. Well, those days appear to over. She looks ready for a war with her enemies. It’s like watching Anakin fully embrace his true nature, and slaughter those in front of him. Anakin was okay. Darth Vader was awesome.
This is the transition I believe we’re seeing now. She’s going from powerful to possibly the most powerful person in entertainment if this album hits like I think it will. Her enemies should take note, it looks like diplomacy is officially off of the table. She’s going scorched earth.
Welcome to the dark side, Taylor. We’re happy to have you.
P.S.: I dare anybody to tell me “Wildest Dreams” isn’t one of the most entertaining music videos ever. Just straight up sex appeal.