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January 2, 2016 at 11:54 am #398944
Visually this video looks great (as have all the videos for the album), but conceptually it’s disappointing. Not that I was expecting much, but the song itself created a lot of potential for a great video. I was sort of hoping for something actually 80s themed. For her going on and on at the beginning of the era about this being 80s influenced, there’s really not much 80s influence at all other than a few songs off the album. Either way, OOTW still sounds good on the radio.December 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm #398930
I’m actually excited about this. OOTW and Clean are the standouts for me on this album, I could generally take and leave about everything else on any given day. I’d be fully behind a pop nomination for OOTW and maybe even a win depending on the competition (I know there’s Adele now, but in most other years…)November 23, 2015 at 5:59 pm #398899
FINALLY. Better late than never. After having to listen to “Bad Blood” all summer this will at least make up for that.May 23, 2015 at 6:47 pm #398758
I’ve really come around on some of Taylor’s songs bad BB is not one of them. This song is such basic trash, Kendrick couldn’t even save it.April 4, 2015 at 5:12 pm #398670
I’ve been meh on Taylor overall, but Out of the Woods NEEDS to be a single. “Style” has an interesting production but I typically change the radio station part way through the song because everything else about it is really bland. Out of the Woods is a jam. If “Style” topped radio airplay I doubt this would flop. I think it could appeal to others outside of her target audience.February 16, 2015 at 7:22 pm #398633
Actually I think the Grammys also get some say, or at least approve of, what is being performed. Given the fact that Shake It Off was in song and record, it’s highly likely that’s what song she would have performed.December 26, 2014 at 2:54 pm #398560
Even though I still really want “Out of the Woods” next I’ve sort of accepted that “Style” may work better for the era overall. I can live with that. The only huge turn off for me would be releasing “Bad Blood.” It sounds like a reject Avril track from one of her more recent medicore albums.November 15, 2014 at 8:14 pm #398529
I don’t think she’ll go with Out Of The Woods now. Considering how much buzz it got, Out Of The Woods was practically a single, so to go back to it now, I don’t think it would work.
I’m not sure what she’ll go with for #3. One of my favs is Wildest Dreams, and I saw it was selling well on iTunes last week, so maybe she’ll go with that, since she should go with something softer.
I guess Style is also an obvious choice for its pop appeal.
Isn’t it fairly common that a “promo single” might eventually become a single? I don’t follow this a lot, so correct me if I’m wrong…Wasn’t “I Knew You Were Trouble” a promo single for Red? That didn’t stop it from being a single. “Edge of Glory” for Lady Gaga..in fact, didn’t this one get released early and because of the positive reaction it was rushed as a single? “Dark Horse” for Katy Perry? And really, aren’t the majority of people following the promo singles the fans who bother to preorder the album?November 15, 2014 at 10:37 am #398525
These sales are crazy, especially considering how bad this year has been overall for the market. This is going to out pace Red week for week through the end of the year by a ton. Anything after the first of the year will depend on follow up singles. I still think Out of the Woods needs to be next. It sort of reminds me of a more manufactured Haim track (I mean this as a compliment) and I think it could win over some new fans. I think there could be a really awesome 80s throwback video with this song. She clearly kept her fan base with this album, why not keep it growing? So far this album has had all the right marketing moves, and if this keeps getting pushed well into next year this could be her next biggest seller after Fearless if the timing is right.
Pulling her albums from Spotify was the right move for her, or any other big artist who can still move albums. I expect Adele to follow suit.November 2, 2014 at 6:46 pm #398492
I’m never been a huge fan, but never a hater of Taylor but after reading some of her interviews for this album it’s amazing how aware and smart she is. She’s very self aware of not only herself but how the music business works as well. She’s in this for the long haul.
Also, “Out of the Woods” needs to be the third single. It’s pop perfection, and I think this could gain her new fans. With alternative and pop continuing to merge closer I could see this even getting a few spins on alternative stations. The pop station played it tonight and it sounds great in the car.October 27, 2014 at 6:14 pm #398470
This is hitting one million. She’s everywhere and her projections have increased up until release day. You really have to give it up to her and her team. They went all in with this one. iTunes, Target ads, Subway (most fast food locations in America btw–saw a giant poster of her today walking by one), diet coke. Besides having a huge lead single and being everywhere on TV, radio seems to be behind this as well. Local station today declared it Taylor Swift day and were talking up the album my whole time to work today, giving away numerous copies throughout the day and noting how no album released this year has hit one million and she may do it this week.
At this point I’d be a little surprised if it doesn’t manage to top one million, she seems to be immune to the weak sales climate.October 20, 2014 at 5:07 pm #398419
I could see how this one could work as an album opener in context, but it’s a dud stand alone. Definitely a so-so album track at best.October 15, 2014 at 5:11 pm #402794
Adele. Not that she needed it, but there was some obvious and smart category structuring going on there.August 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm #398368
I like that Taylor announced this will be a pure pop album. Those arguments can be left behind. The song is fun and will be popular, but this song is taking away Taylor’s greatest strength–her songwriting. I get the exploring aspect and I think it’s great that she chooses to “experiement.” But this is nothing but another generic, fun pop song. It takes away any uniqueness there was to Taylor Swift. I agree with Kyle’s first response in the EW article. It sounds like anyone could record this song.December 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm #390881
I really enjoyed the performance of Christina and A Great Big World (on The Voice?). When she is more subtle about everything she’s much more attractive in her music and her overall looks.Not now