Single Review: Taylor Swift – ME!

Ariane Joudrey reviews Taylor Swift's latest single featuring Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie

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Two years after the release of her hit album Reputation, which shocked the world with her dramatic snake motif after the suspenseful anticipation, Taylor Swift is back again and entering a new era.

Her brand-new song ‘ME!’, featuring Panic! At the Disco’s Brendan Urie, is about “embracing your individuality and owning it”.

The ingenious lyrics promote self-confidence, with the repeated lyric in the chorus: “I’m the only one of me”, “I promise that you’ll never find another like me”, and “you can’t spell awesome without me”. Taylor Swift provides all generations with the reassurances that being confident and comfortable with yourself isn’t selfish – it’s healthy.

The hit of the chorus with the cymbals provide an uplifting and motivating feel which instantly categorises it as a summer, feel-good jam

The prominent drums allow the upbeat rhythm to be consistently linked to the melody and beat of the lyrics throughout. The hit of the chorus with the cymbals provides an uplifting and motivating feel which instantly categorises it as a summer, feel-good jam.

The feature of world-famous Brendan Urie brings a smooth, light-hearted and slightly-edgy element to the song, which only promotes it further as what is sure to be a hit single.

After her previous album suggesting emotions of aggression and annoyance about society’s assumptions about who she is, this new track announces her new state of contentment and pride with being individual and entirely herself, despite what people may think.

it is clear that Swift has consistently maintained her personal sound stamp throughout her career – an emotional, empowering, and enlightening experience in every song

Notably, at the beginning of the creatively clever ‘ME!’ music video, the teasing of the snake which suddenly jumps towards the camera and transforms into peaceful butterflies is illustrative of this transition between eras, which has received a lot of praise across social media.

Browsing through Taylor Swift’s discography, there is a clear distinction between each of her albums which can each be defined themselves as eras of her career. However, it is clear that Swift has consistently maintained her personal sound stamp throughout her career – an emotional, empowering, and enlightening experience in every song.

 

 

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