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Taylor Swift’s discography has run like clockwork since the teen with the guitar broken into the music scene in the mid 2000s. Since 2006, Swift has consistently released a new album every second October with the only slight deviation coming from Swift’s second disc Fearless, which dropped November 11, 2008. Considering Swift’s last album 1989 dropped October 27, 2014, it looks like it’s time for a new album from the country-turned-pop star.
Swift is known for not explicitly naming names in her songs, but with track titles like “Dear John” and music videos that feature the singer wearing her exes clothing, a new Swift album is like reading the diary of one of the world’s biggest stars. Plus, the music is great.
By our calculation, a new album from Taylor Swift should be dropping sometime this month. It’s been a busy two years for the “Shake It Off” singer and there are a number of topics we’re hoping Swift’s upcoming sixth studio album will address. Here’s our list.
The Kimye Truth
We want the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the Kimye truth. Did Taylor ‘okay’ the lyrics to “Famous” in private, and then scold Kanye West in public? Did West only describe the song to Taylor without explicitly stating the lyrics? Was she only upset about the “Famous” video and not the lyrics? Are Taylor and Kanye secret best friends who love trolling the rest of the world? We want answers. SnapChat or it didn’t happen.
An EDM Track
Swift has been making her move towards EDM for the past two albums and even wrote “This Is What You Came For” for Rihanna and Calvin Harris. While Swift’s split with Harris may have sullied her love for EDM, we’re hoping that the fact that the song was a massive hit will push Swift to continue experimenting with this sound.
The Break Up Songs
Speaking of Harris, Taylor has lived through two high profile breakups since releasing 1989, including a year-long relationship with the DJ, to a short, three-month fling with actor Tom Hiddleston. If we know Taylor, which we totally feel like we do after five records, girlfriend needs to write some killer break up tracks and move through her grief by putting the cathartic pen to paper. Then we can listen to them and cry/dance/crydance.
We loved Ed Sheeran and Taylor teaming up for “Everything Has Changed” off 2012’s Red and think now seems like a great time for the besties to hit the studio together again. Red also featured Swift’s collaboration with Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody on “The Last Time,” with the tracks counting for two of the only three duets Swift has recorded over five albums (the third was “Breathe” with Colbie Callait on Fearless). We love hearing Swift work with other talented singers in the studio, not just bringing them on stage during her concerts. Although that part is pretty cool, too.
A Song For The Besties
Swift’s exes make up about 80 per cent of her album’s subject matter, with what’s left over going to self-discovery and airing dirty laundry on feuds (we’re looking at you, Katy Perry). As someone who prides themselves on maintaining strong female friendships, we’d love to hear Swift record a song for the ladies who rock, the friends who keep her afloat, the people featured in her heavily curated Instagram page. You know, her squad. Sure, they look cool in music videos, but what about an Independent Ladies 2.0?
Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Cat Stevens, Miley Cyrus. What do all these artists have in common? Tons of hits and even more money, but more than that, they’ve all released songs about pets. Taylor’s love for her cats Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey is evident with each Instagram pic she posts, so why not pen a song for her feline friends?