Her first album, Taylor Swift, I really liked because I was going through a point in my life where all I wanted was fun music that made me feel good. If I could describe her first album in one word it would be “adolescent.” It took me back to High School where everything was about chasing boys and he-said she-said drama. When it came out I was head over heels in love and her upbeat songs gave me something fun to sing a long to on those long five-hour drives home from college.
However, her new album, Fearless, just doesn’t do it for me. I feel like it’s a repeat of her debut. Maybe I grew up, but someone has to at one point. Swift is 19 years old and she acts like she’s about 12. I just got done reading the cover story on her in the current issue of Rolling Stone, and I walked away from the experience not respecting her but thinking that she’s spoiled and greedy. She’s too perfect. All of her answers seemed painstakingly crafted and rehearsed. It was all smoke and mirrors, the article did not make me feel like I knew Taylor Swift better like it promised.
Swift is a good girl. She doesn’t smoke or drink. She cares about what her young fans think and she doesn’t want to disappoint her parents. She is focused on her career and has an active role in every aspect of it. I respect that. Especially since most pop-stars her age are out kissing girls and getting hammered.
But my God, Taylor Swift is boring.
There was not one response from Swift or one moment in the entire article that made me think she has even an ounce of personality. She is a boy-crazy 19 going on 13 year old who is bitter about ex-boyfriends and comes across as if she thinks she’s God’s gift to music. If this article is an accurate picture of the real-life Swift then I really can’t blame Joe Jonas for dumping her over the phone. I mean he was a guy in Taylor Swift’s life, he was already doomed to become heartbreaking pop song fodder anyway.
I suppose what I’m trying to say is, why Rolling Stone, why did you put Taylor Swift on the cover? Why? At least when you put the Jonas Brothers, The Hills, and Zac Efron on the cover that had something moderately interesting to say, Swift’s interview was merely 5 pages of calculated, rehearsed ennui.
Step up your game Rolling Stone, 90% of your readers don’t give a shit about Taylor Swift and the 10% who might definitely lost interest after that article. It’s a shame, too, because the writing was excellent, it was just the subject matter that was unfortunate.
*Photo taken from Rollingstone.com