Everyone is talking about Ryan Adams' recently released cover album of Taylor Swift's 1989.
WE CAN DO THAT? JUST COPY STUFF AND ADD ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND PEOPLE LOVE IT? THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TO DO?
Welcome to Taylor Swift's "fuck it" phase.
However, Taylor Swift being Taylor Swift, "eff it" is more like it-- she's still hilariously PG. Her grand acts of rebellion include cutting up her ex's shirts and tossing his phone in a fountain.
It's a contradiction for sure, but this slight pivot from Red is enough to set it apart. This may be her first "official pop album," but she's been using the same whip-smart pop instincts all along.