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At the same time, there’s a mistake that I see artists make when they’re on their fourth or fifth record, and they think innovation is more important than solid songwriting. The most terrible letdown as a listener for me is when I’m listening to a song and I see what they were trying to do. Like, where there’s a dance break that doesn’t make any sense, there’s a rap that shouldn’t be there, there’s like a beat change that’s, like, the coolest, hippest thing this six months—but it has nothing to do with the feeling, it has nothing to do with the emotion, it has nothing to do with the lyric. I never want to put things in songs just because that might make them popular, like, on the more rhythmic stations or in dance clubs. I really don’t want a compilation of sounds. I just need them to be songs.
—  Taylor Swift (I feel like everyone needs to be reminded of this quote today)
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Grizzly Bear’s ‘Three Rings’ with accompanying visuals now on VEVO

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yelyahwilliams IG:(Taylor, don’t read this part.) i have never been prouder of my friend T. he completely spearheaded the creative process and brought us all the new levels of creativity and artistic challenge. at this point, i have read a few reviews and to see one of my best friends & songwriting partner-in-crime get compared to the likes of Lindsey Buckingham is my absolute bliss. he deserves any amount of praise and recognition that he is getting for being a musical mad scientist.