Listen out for: Taylor Swift

Listen out for: Taylor Swift

Does anyone else feel lazy when they realise that at 23 years of age Taylor Swift is the first solo female artist in 20 years to do a headlining national Australian tour, and has just been nominated for her 19th Grammy award?I suppose we can comfort ourselves in the fact that she has a team […]

By Laura BennettTuesday 10 Dec 2013Hope NightsMusicReading Time: 2 minutes

Does anyone else feel lazy when they realise that at 23 years of age Taylor Swift is the first solo female artist in 20 years to do a headlining national Australian tour, and has just been nominated for her 19th Grammy award?

Listen out for Taylor Swift 'Sweeter than Fiction'.

I suppose we can comfort ourselves in the fact that she has a team of people around her employed to make her career aims a success, but if it weren’t for her ability to connect to an audience and ‘woo’ them with her country-esque indie pop tunes, the whole concept would fail.  

Since her self-titled debut in 2006 as the millions of album sales began to pile up, she’s been dubbed everything from a ‘country icon’ to ‘pop princess’ to  a ‘fake’.  Despite the views of the media moguls and industry renegades though, fans have been selling out her shows and adding to her accolades, a phenomenon she summed up best at the America Music Awards in November as she won ‘Artist of the Year’:

“..This validates that we are heartbroken the same way and we fall in love the same way and we’re happy the same way, and the fact that you would listen to my music means that we’re on the same page. I’m 23 and I have no idea what’s going to happen to me in my life, but I figure if we can do something as wonderful as this, that we’re pretty much in it together aren’t we?”

Whether you believe the sincerity behind the bond, or see it more as a ploy to continue her speedy ascent, it’s certainly enough to show that her audiences admire her, and that they’re not putting away  the pocket money any time soon. 

Swift’s new single ‘Stranger than Fiction’ is on air now, and can be heard on the soundtrack to the film ‘One Chance’.  
 

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