Taylor Swift’s “State Of Grace”

October 18, 2012

Bringing the weekly release of a promotional single for Red to an end, “State Of Grace” was released just on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012. For four weeks leading up to the release of Swift’s new album, “Red”, one promotional single has been released each week. The first of the four was “Begin Again”, followed by “Red”, and then “I Knew You Were Trouble”.

Listening to each of these songs gives you a mere idea of what angle Swift plans on taking with this album. What you can grasp is that she’s adding a lot of variety: keeping her usual country vibe, but also switching it up a bit with pop and rock tunes, and even some dub-step, as heard in “I Knew You Were Trouble”.

“State Of Grace” shows exactly how diverse Taylor Swift can be. Not only in sound but in the way she explains situations in lyrics. This time she is being optimistic about love, instead of her usual break-up song.

“I wrote this song about when you first fall in love with someone … the possibilities, kind of thinking about the different ways that it could go,” Swift said on Good Morning America. “It’s a really big sound. To me, this sounds like the feeling of falling in love in an epic way … I hope you like it.”

No worries there, Taylor. The fans definitely LOVE it. It rose to the number one spot on iTunes and still remains there at the moment.

Not only has Swift received positive feedback from her adoring fans, but critics have also shown a strong liking to “State Of Grace”.

The Los Angeles Times quoted, ““It has a strong U2 streak to it, with feedback- and echo-drenched guitars and some of her most for-the-rafters vocals yet…It’s the least obviously “re-inventing” single from the album so far.” Billboard also had similar reviews, making the same reference to U2 and pointing out the “throbbing guitar lines”.

What do YOU think of “State Of Grace”? Do you like this new sound or do you prefer Swift’s usual “Love Story” like sound? Listen below and let us know what you think!

-Aisha R

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