Taylor Swift is one of the youngest mainstream singer-songwriters. She is a multi-awarded performer who has achieved the heights of success in world tours, countless singles, bestselling albums, and legions of fans. Her unique songwriting ability piques the hearts and minds of every “Swiftie” and makes her unique as an artist.
Taylor Swift wasn’t in it just for the fame and glory. When signing her first contract, the young artist was adamant that she personally write the songs that would be released on her album. Record owners didn’t initially give in to her request, and Taylor experienced a few rejections before being granted her first contract. After months of songwriting and recording, Taylor debuted as a country singer who wooed the hearts of countless teenage fans. Swifties sang to songs like Tim McGraw and Teardrops on My Guitar with the same emotion that Taylor Swift invested in them. She was a worldwide hit, and the music industry welcomed her with open arms.
Taylor Swift writes about actual love experiences (regardless of their success) as in the songs Trouble and Red. This has made her songs controversial and even “murderous” for the ex-boyfriends at whom the songs were aimed. Taylor justifies her revealing songs by saying that her craft is a matter of personal expression and articulation of freedom and strength as a woman. Her songs inspired young people to be bold and to survive hardships and challenges.
As she matured and acquired more years in the music industry, Taylor Swift’s music also evolved. Her latest album, 1989, is a testament to how she has become stronger, braver, and bolder as an artist and a person. Her songwriting remains anecdotal, but has evolved beyond country music and opened the doors to other musical influences. Undoubtedly, Taylor Swift will become one of the unforgettable names in the music industry, not just in pop music. She will inspire more artists to write anecdotal songs with depth and emotion.