Taylor Swift’s ‘sweet’ new single

New T-Swift alert: Taylor Swift has gone back to the 80’s with her new single, “.” Written with Fun. guitarist, Jack Antonoff, and released Sunday night, the song is an over-the-top cheery pop/rock number reminiscent of the New Wave sound.

{Image via RyanSeacrest.com}

{Image via RyanSeacrest.com}

The track is set to appear during the closing credits of the new British film, , about the blue collar worker turned opera singer and 2007 winner of Britain’s Got Talent, Paul Potts. However, opera appears not to have inspired Swift or Antonoff.

The song’s opening chords, instead,  transport you to a time of dreamy synthesis. Think the Cranberry’s or “Tainted Love.” The percussion quickly lets the listener know this isn’t going to be one of Swift’s sad reflections on unrequited love, but instead will reside on the other end of the Swift spectrum. The bouncy tempo may make you forget any of the growing up the 23-year-old has done in the years since, “Our Song,” (2007).

“Sweeter Than Fiction,” sends a message of support, love, and success. Swift sings, “There you stand, ten feet tall/ I will say, ‘I knew it all along’/ Your eyes are wider than distance/ The life is sweeter than fiction.” Its tempo and message go hand-in-hand: they are over the top upbeat and bubbly– maybe too much so.

But as with all bouncy tempo, empty-calorie pop songs “Sweeter than Fiction” is sure to be stuck in heads everywhere. If that happens-  it’s a great song to dance along to. All you’ll need is some leg warmers.

and let us know what you think down in comments.

By Kelly Brand

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  • Reply October 23, 2013

    Adair-Hayes Crane

    I LOVE Tay, but this is so disappointing coming off of Red, which, in my opinion, is by far her best album.

  • Reply October 31, 2013

    It’s not the same vibe as Red, but I’m sure it will fit right in on One Chance’s soundtrack.