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Welcome To New York, it’s been waiting for you.

October 20, 2014
(Photo: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

(Photo: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

It’s been waiting for you, Taylor Nation!

Welcome to New York is available! Wait did I download the wrong thing? What music is this? Did the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar just made a play for the dance floor? This song could very much be taking over clubs all over the world. Like any great song, it makes you wanna dance.

Definitely a strong 80’s vibe mixed with synthesizers, the Queen of Sparks is not playing around. This is a calculated takeover of pop music. She’s not trying to shyly slip in the door, she’s actually defining the genre herself. Yes, it’s a throwback to the past and might just cause a trend. There’s also a clear message of acceptance, “and you can want who you want, boys and boys and girls and girls.”

One line review: It’s amazing. Not in the same way of “Out Of The Woods” or “Shake It Off” but totally compatible with them both. I’ve starting to hear the “sonic cohesiveness” that will be Taylor’s trademark in the next two years.

Here’s an official preview of the song:

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Oh, lyrics via Taylor of course :)

Welcome To New York
Written by Taylor Swift and Ryan Tedder Produced by Ryan Tedder, Taylor Swift, and Noel Zancanella

Walking through a crowd
The village is aglow
Kaleidoscope of loud heartbeats
Under coats
Everybody here wanted something more
Searching for a sound we hadn’t heard before
And it said

Welcome to New York
It’s been waiting for you
Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York
It’s been waiting for you
Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York

It’s a new soundtrack I could dance to this beat, beat
Forevermore
The lights are so bright
But they never blind me, me
Welcome to New York
It’s been waiting for you
Welcome to New York
Welcome to New York

When we first dropped our bags
On apartment floors
Took our broken hearts
Put them in a drawer
Everybody here was someone else before
And you can want who you want
Boys and boys and girls and girls

Chorus

Like any great love
It keeps you guessing
Like any real love
It’s ever changing
Like any true love
It drives you crazy
But you know you wouldn’t change Anything, anything, anything

Chorus

- Taylor Swift via Tumblr

And here’s the video of T explaining the song! Yes, I did post this already but I thought it deserved an encore.

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The Sparkly Dressed is due back in the US of A for an outdoors performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, is released October 27. The Sparkly Dressed is nominated for Best Female and Best Look at the 2014 MTV EMA on November 9. You can vote here.

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(Sources: iTunes, Tumblr)

1989 in T minus 7: Track 7, everything and nothing?

October 20, 2014

Elevator buttons and morning air, Taylor Nation?

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who knows he’s cutting it very close, we just need to give you this entry with Track 7 lyrics while we’re already listening to “Welcome to New York”. Thanks T for not making us wait until the minute to midnight. However, before we get to that here’s Track 7 at seven days to 1989!

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The Sparkly Dressed is due back in the US of A for an outdoors performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, is released October 27. The Sparkly Dressed is nominated for Best Female and Best Look at the 2014 MTV EMA on November 9. You can vote here.

(Photo: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

(Photo: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

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(Sources: Instagram)

News Update: Just a few hours to Welcome to New York! Shake It Off on X-Factor Australia finale!

October 20, 2014

The monsters were just trees, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s not quite sure where “here” is, we’re doing a little moving and shaking of our own. We’re hope to be done by the time the album is released. It’s Monday and we’re getting close to the release of the now confirmed “Welcome To New York” track. A big shoutout to our friends at Taylor Talk who have moved their podcast to midnight Monday (early Tuesday really) instead to catch on to the song release. Here’s the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar talking about the new track:

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Lightning-on-her-feet was also performing “Shake It Off” at the finale of X Factor Australia tonight, October 20. Yes, it already happened. It’s a timezone thing.

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Remember there’s a new song coming up on iTunes on Monday at 11:59pm! Taylor is due back in the US of A for an outdoors performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, is released October 27. The Sparkly Dressed is nominated for Best Female and Best Look at the 2014 MTV EMA on November 9. You can vote here.

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: YouTube)

News Update: Australia! The Swiftnic and 2Day FM and KIIS 1065 interviews

October 20, 2014

It’s past 2am, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who is really struggling for time right now, we’re resorting to taking some hours from sleep. Because who needs it. Well, I mean, aside from everybody especially me after a long day or carrying stuff up and down stairs.

The Swiftnic event was a complete success. We hear that T-Swizzle sent some merch to the event and the fans who got some were sharing some of their stuff. Now that’s a Swiftie in my book :)

Here’s Taylor Swift talking to 2Day FM and slamming down the usual diss at her writing about relationships:

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And here’s the interview with KIIS 1065 with Kyle and Jackie O:

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And finally, here is T-Swizzle receiving her own Swiftnic T-Shirt!

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Bonus! Here’s the Sparkly Dressed singing her “Love Story” remix for the BBC Teen Awards.

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Remember there’s a new song coming up on iTunes on Monday at 11:59pm! Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, is released October 27. The Sparkly Dressed is nominated for Best Female and Best Look at the 2014 MTV EMA on November 9. You can vote here.

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources:2Day FMKIIS 1065)

1989 in T minus 8: Tay on Australia’s 2Day FM. New song on Monday! Track 5…

October 19, 2014

I am a late, Taylor Nation. Aaaah!

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s learned a lot about timezones but still messes up, we miss this earlier. Or later. Yes, the Princess in Red is in Australia which means we don’t know which way up. Ok, we know but we’re embellishing this for the purpose of humor. Didn’t work, eh? Nevermind. On to the news. New song on Monday!

However the timezones might have messed with T-Swizzle because she actually slipped the name of a song in an interview that very well could be the one she’s dropping on all of us on Monday. Why? Listen to the future Selina Kyle talking to Jules, Merrick & Sophie for Breakfast.

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Is it possible that Lorde’s favorite song from 1989, “Welcome to New York” is what’s coming Monday at one minute to midnight? Wow, Ed Sheeran’s favorite song is Bad Blood”? I HAVE to listen to that one now…

Track 5 was actually released yesterday, October 18. However it’s now October 19 and I do have to match the counter to the day I’m posting this. Even though I am late. Sorry not sorry.

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The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar is in Australia! Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, is released October 27. The Sparkly Dressed is nominated for Best Female and Best Look at the 2014 MTV EMA on November 9. You can vote here.

(Source: Taylor Swift)

(Source: Taylor Swift)

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(Sources: Jules, Merrick & Sophie for Breakfast, Taylor Swift via Instagram)

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