You are not tired of heartbreak yet, are you? Taylor Swift loves herself a good “zero-to-100 and than hits a wall and explodes” type relationship, and she loves using her songwriting and storytelling to brace herself in the certain fallout that results. “Red,” the newly released single from her forthcoming album of the same name, is equal parts pop and country, with twangy guitars and a bouncy beat. And although it finds Taylor once again lamenting a fast and fleeting love, she’s not looking for pity or out for revenge this time around. Rather, she just seems wants you to know what she’s feeling.
And so she uses her words, “red” being only generally the intense emotions that accompany a love story fast and fleeting like she wont. She’s got a pallet’s worth of other colors and crafty metaphors to explain how it really really felt. Tell us, Taylor, what was it like?
The fallout has got her feeling blue (losing him, “like I’ve known”) and dark grey (missing him, “all alone”). And then there are the non-colored sensations: crushing and crashing like “driving a new Maserati down a dead end street, faster than the wind/ Passionate as sin, ending so suddenly;” love’s challenges like “trying to solve a crossword and realizing there’s no right answer;” and — most devastatingly — regretting like “wishing you’d never found out that love could be that song.” Because really, love feels all sorts of ways and she’s crafty like that.
Elsewhere in Taylor news: Taylor has announced that she will be making a personal donation of $10,000 to the Horace Mann School For The Deaf, a school that received a ton of votes in this contest. Her gift will be matched by contest sponsors Chegg, Papa John’s, Cover Girl and American Greetings, as well as by VH1 Save the Music — amounting to a grand total of $50,000. How’s that for winning?
VH1 Storytellers: Taylor Swift airs on Sunday, November 11th at 6 PM ET/PT and again at 11 PM ET/PT. You won’t want to miss it!
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And The Taylor Swift VH1 Storytellers Contest Winner Is… Harvey Mudd College!
Horace Mann School gets Taylor Swift Gig [Boston Globe]