Taylor Swift's new album may finally see her embracing love, and that's something we can get behind
Taylor Swift has risen again. It's starting to look like our favorite Taylor is actually blissfully happy with her cats and Joe Alwyn. So what does that mean for her upcoming album?
Taylor Swift is doing well, thank you very much! With $84 million in real estate across the United States, nine massively successful albums, ample endorsements that rake her millions and a neat $320 million in net-worth as of 2018, as Forbes points out, TSwift has everything going for her. She has been kicking ass professionally since her first single. We are, however, putting her on the couch to ascertain how well she is doing, emotionally.
It's starting to look like our favorite Taylor is actually blissfully happy with her cats and Joe Alwyn. It doesn't hurt that her fans are showering her with love, which has materialized in the form of an iHeart Radio Award for the 'Reputation' tour and multiple kids choice nominations.
The absence of snake emojis on her social media may also have to do something with it — but the message is clear — Taylor's definitely out of the woods. So what does that mean for her upcoming album?
Like most musicians, Taylor has been known to find the material for her music in her relationships and heartache, but unlike others who do the same, her songs have been under the glaring spotlight because of it.
Taylor's obviously benefitted from this curiosity, but the fact remains that the majority of her music has risen from the ashes of one eviscerating breakup or another.
When Joe Jonas broke up with her over a 27-second phone call, Taylor let out her tears through 'Last Kiss' and 'Forever and Always'.
Then, when she and actor Taylor Lautner split up, Swift went 'Back to December' seemingly apologizing for what happened.
"You gave me roses and I left them there to die," she sang sporting bangs, a low bun and an effortlessly sexy oversized knit that we mere mortals can only hope to pull off in the same way.
Then came along John Mayer. The two went strong for a while but then their relationship just fizzled out, leaving Taylor to croon on 'Dear John', "I see it all now that you're gone". This split seemed to have hurt the starlet like no other, but she had a few more heartbreaks to go through before she could step on happy territory.
Our next love anthem would be Taylor's track 'Mine' from the 'Speak Now' album.
'Glee's Cory Monteith was the next guy who stole Taylor's heart. "Do you remember, we were sittin', there by the water? You put your arm around me for the first time," she sang and we were happy for her finally. However, the two split up in just a month. They never really confirmed their romance but if you believe the rumors and Taylor's bright red face when Ellen DeGeneres asked her about Cory, this song has to be about him.
She then dated actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who gave her some serious unreliability if you notice in the track, 'We're never Getting Back Together'.
"I'm really gonna miss you picking fights/ And me, falling for it screaming that I'm right/And you, would hide away and find your peace of mind, With some indie record that's much cooler than mine," she sang.
She then went on to write about her relationship with Harry Styles in two of her albums, 'Red' and '1989'. 'Style' talked about the glam, the paparazzi and the wild side of their relationship while 'Trouble' explored the darker, messy and the more painful side to the relationship.
"No apologies. He'll never see you cry," she sang, rocking a black fedora, rolled-outta-bed hair and a bright red lip and we wept with her, we really did. Taylor's final heartbreak came with 'Look What You Made Me Do' off her 'Reputation' album.
She gave an eery nod to Calvin Harris by crawling out of a graveyard next to a headstone reading "Nils Sjoberg," a pseudonym the singer used to conceal her identity on Harris and Rihanna's hit track, 'This is What You Came For'.
She's also written a deeply personal track about her best friend Abigail's teenage pregnancy in 'Fifteen' - so it's safe to say that you understand just how personal Taylor's pop ouevre is.
Not that we'd blame her - to be on either side of a breakup is heartwrenching and so is being in the middle of the VMA stage, ready to thank those who supported her, and then being unceremoniously cut off. She's had a rough ride now and then, and her music has been a testament to that.
But lately, she had been flying under the radar. She's kept her relationship private. So private, we don't even know for sure where they met! They did, however, snuggle at buddy Ed Sheeran's concert, giving us all the confirmation we needed. Then came the famous coordinated cactus photos on Instagram and our hearts sang with joy.
Then, very recently, Taylor skipped the Grammys to support Joe at the BAFTAS for his movie 'The Favorite'. To sum it all up, Taylor's found her rhythm in love, which means the next album you see has to be the most wholesome love ode in the Swift universe.
Maybe she will go back to her 'Fearless' roots and sing a lot of acoustics and wear pretty frilly dresses or maybe she won't.
Knowing Taylor's reputation for reinvention, she probably will show us the personification of being to the moon and back. Who knows? Either way, we're captivated by this happy Taylor like a firework show.