Taylor Swift’s Blank Space vs. Love Story

Today, Taylor Swift’s new music video for “Blank Space” set the Internet on fire. It has over 3 million views today alone.

Am I the only one who feels like Taylor has been reborn since releasing 1989 and switching to her pop sound? Now while her reputation is still in tact, this album is evidence of Taylor’s transition from country’s sweetheart, into an absolute bombshell. I give you exhibit A:

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When releasing 1989, Taylor said that as her life changed, she felt the way she told her stories to the world should change too, which is why she switched from country to pop. And fans aren’t upset about the change, with her album selling nearly 1.3 million copies in its first week.

And for all the people out there who didn’t care for the goody-two-shoes, banjo-strumming Taylor, and found her music to be cutesy and annoying, I think Blank Space is the video that will make you see her in a different light… a REALLY different light:

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After watching the video, I can’t help but notice some parallels between “Love Story” (2009) and “Blank Space.” Check it out:

A setting at a castle/mansion:

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Big Machine Records / youtube.com

Balconies:

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Big Machine Records / youtube.com

The focused close-up:

 

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Big Machine Records / youtube.com

 

Running in a poofy dress:

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Big Machine Records / youtube.com

A little ballroom dancing action:

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Big Machine Records / youtube.com

Hangin’ with horses:

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Big Machine Records / youtube.com

And Taylor holding fruit, for some reason:

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Big Machine Records / youtube.com

See my point? Although the end of Blank Space doesn’t turn out as well as it does in Love Story…

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But either way, as Taylor is growing as an artist and taking risks by changing her sound, it’s plain to see that her fans (myself included) still love her music. She continues to surprise us, making every album better than the last. Taylor puts her heart and soul into every song she writes, making each of them a true work of art – it’s no wonder she broke up with Spotify. And at only 24 years old, she is breaking records and taking the music industry by storm. This cover of TIME says it all:

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