Two years ago, Taylor Swift pulled a multi-Platinum rabbit out of her cowgirl hat in the form of Fearless. The album went on to sell six million copies in the U.S. alone—no small feat in these times of declining music sales. Can Taylor weave the same musical magic with upcoming third LP Speak Now? Listen to the title track below and start deciding!
“Speak Now” was added to iTunes today as part of Swift’s “Countdown To Speak Now” marketing campaign. In other words, expect a new song each week from the album ahead of its October 25 release.
As for the song, it’s a case of “here we go again.” Taylor is trying to convince the object of her affection that the girl he’s with—or, in this case, the girl he’s marrying—isn’t nearly as amazing as Taylor herself.
“Don’t wait or say a single vow, your time is running out and they said speak now,” Taylor implores. Homewrecker, get a new topic! What happened to the dude from “You Belong With Me”? Already kicked to the curb?
In all seriousness, “Speak Now” tends to fall into the same trap as Swift’s previous single “Mine”—it’s the same old same old from the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, from the lyrical content to the cheery country-pop chords that make up the melody. Of course, that hasn’t stopped Billboard‘s leading young lady from making a mint.
Sorry, girls, but you’d better lock up your men. Taylor’s probably going to be riding this man-stealin’ theme for a long time to come.