It’s no secret that here at Sick Chirpse we just can’t resist a catchy pop hit, and this new banger from country starlet Taylor Swift is about as good as it gets. Just when we find ourselves on the tail end of another too-brief British summer, Swift warms our bones a little longer with the huge anthem, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, and I just can’t stop listening to it.
I’ve never really paid much attention to Taylor Swift before. I mean, I’ve heard her name a bunch of times without ever really knowing how any of her songs actually went. I did kind of feel sorry for her when Kanye West completely burnt her out at the VMAs I guess, though not sorry enough to listen to any of her music. But then, when someone on my Facebook posted We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together alongside claims it was even better than TIMW_BRAP favourite ‘Call Me Maybe’, I got excited. That’s quite an accolade.
The song is taken from Swift’s forthcoming fourth album, Red (so titled due to the emotions that inspired the songs – love, jealousy, confusion – being what she considers ‘red emotions’, which sounds like something a five year old might say), and is set for release in October. It’ll no doubt sell millions of copies, as everything she does sells millions of copies.
The inspiration for the song came when one of Swift’s buddies dropped by the studio announcing that he’d heard rumours she was going to start things up again with her ex-boyfriend. In a proverbial light bulb over the head moment, Taylor picked up a guitar and started singing, “We are never ever ever getting back together”, which sounds like something a five year old might do (Taylor Swift is 22 years old).
Regardless of the stupid story, the resulting song is one of the catchiest things I’ve ever heard. Admittedly, there’s a really lame bit in the middle where she fakes a spoken conversation with her gal pals explaining the situation – “this is exhausting” – but it’s balanced out by a cool part in one of the verses where she tells her former squeeze to seek comfort in “some indie record that’s much cooler than mine”. He was probably a massive hipster idiot or something.
There’s currently no official video for the song, so we’re stuck with this charming little lyric video for now. I’m actually glad that I saw this video first, as the official video will undoubtedly consist of a series of boring scenes where some dude chases after the Pennsylvanian singer while she repeatedly tells him to do one. Check out the lyric video below, and be sure to let us know what you think.