12.15.12 - New Music - Taylor Swift
I really, really, really don’t like that this is a dubstep song.
As was evidenced by her first single off her new album, Taylor Swift has made a career shift. She has gone from a country artist with pop sensibilities to a country artist who will make a couple of pop songs to guarantee her hits. I have mixed feelings about that in general, but I don’t about this song.
“I Knew You Were Trouble” is my least favorite song off ‘Red’, an album that I actually liked quite a bit. I didn’t care too much for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, but I can take it as her just having a pop moment. “IKYWT” is a step too far. Dubstep? Really Taylor? DUBSTEP?!
I like dubstep, and I like pop. Sometimes I like when the two mix. I don’t like this song. At all. I feel that it starts off alright, but is quickly ruined by Max Martin and Shellback’s insistence that they pick up on whatever new trend is happening at the moment.