Music review: Speak Now

Speak Now

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has a way of getting her point across to someone who angers, saddens or disappoints her.

In her new album Speak Now, Swift uses pen, paper and her guitar to write and sing about specific people she had in mind and what she meant to tell them.

Swift uses this album to say, “You broke my heart, pal. Now it’s payback time.”

In the prologue of the album, Swift has an open letter to listeners telling them to say what is on their minds before it is too late. At the end of the letter, Swift writes, “P.S: To all the boys who inspired this album, you should’ve known ;).”

A few of the songs in the album are obvious on who they are about. Track five, Dear John, is about guitarist/vocalist John Mayer and how he broke Swift’s heart.

Swift lets Mayer know her true feelings about him in this song as she blames him for having a sick need to give love and then take it away.

Not only are her songs about heartbreak this time; they are also about her own shortcomings as seen through the song Back to December. This song refers her relationship with Taylor Lautner.

The subject of Swift’s song Innocent is Kanye West. She refers to him in her prologue as someone she forgives in front of the whole world.

Swift is well deserving of the recognition that this album will bring her.

I give it: four stars

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Music review: Speak Now

by Tessa LaVergne time to read: 1 min