My Thoughts on Taylor Swift’s “evermore” πŸ‚

Hello world!

How have you all been. I’ve been good, I’ve taken the second dose of the vaccine a few days ago, and my shoulder is completely numb. But I’m good! I also lowkey realized that my blog basically became a baking blog or something, so expect some random stories and stuff, I really missed writing those type of blogs! But anyways. Taylor Swift’s 9th studio album, evermore, came out more then a month ago. When it came out I wrote a blog of my first impression of it, and in that blog I said that in one month I’d write my thoughts on it after listening to it more thoroughly. And here it is! Let me know what you think about the album, and if you agree with my opinions of it.

willow

willow is the first track on the album. When I first heard it, and I wasn’t too familiar with the album, it used to be one of my favorites. Now? not so much. It’s good, I love it and know it by heart and would die to be able to scream the words in a concert some day, but I feel like I’ve heard it way too many times on all kinds of different apps that it’s just not my favorite. It’s usually what happens to singles from all albums, but it didn’t happened to me with cardigan, the single from her 8th studio album, folklore. To conclude, love it, but isn’t my favorite. My favorite line from the song is “wreck my plans, that’s my man”.

champagne problems

OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE. From the very beginning this one was a favorite, but it just keep getting better and better. I love this song so much, and even though it’s lyrically sad, for some reason I keep finding myself screaming and singing this song incredibly loudly in front of my mirror(ball). I love it! So so much. There’s nothing else to add except for that lmao. My favorite line from the song is the entire bridge, which is amazing, but especially the part where she says “what a shame she’s fucked in the head”. Obviously.

gold rush

This song is so incredible, and again, just like champagne problems, it just keeps getting better. It’s so satisfying for some reason? Like I feel like it’s the perfect song to ice skate to or to dance to. It’s just so nice! I love it. My favorite part is when she says “with your hair falling into place like dominos”.

’tis the damn season

When I first heard ’tis the damn season I wasn’t sure that I really liked it, I thought that it was okay-ish. But now I really like it! The more I listen to it, the better it gets. I definitely need to keep on playing it in order to get used to it πŸ™‚ My favorite lines are “but if it’s okay with you, it’s okay with me” and “but if it’s all the same to you, it’s the same to me”.

tolerate it

This is track number five, therefore it’s quite emotional and deep. I love tolerate it, but it’s also a “skip” for me in a way. Even though I love the music and the lyrics, it’s sometimes a bit heavy if you know what I mean. I think that this is a really relatable song, and in a way, we all have someone who “tolerates” us. Someone who doesn’t give us the same love and energy we give them. So, even though this song is so freaking beautiful, I often skip it when listening to the album as it’s really emotional and deep. My favorite lines from this song are “use my best colors for your portrait”, “I know my love should be celebrated… but you tolerate it” and “If it’s all in my head, tell me now”.

no body, no crime (feat. HAIM)

OH MY GOSH I LOVE THIS SONG. From the very first time that I heard it, and until today, I still feel the same- this song is freaking incredible. I love true crime, I love Taylor Swift… This is definitely a win for me! I really love HAIM’s voices as well, they’re so talented. I love listening to this song, and when I do I feel like a badass. My favorite part is the whole song, but if I had to choose just a few lines they’ll be: “that ain’t my Merlot on his mouth, that ain’t my jewelry on our joint account”, “she was with me, dude”, “good thing his mistress took out a big life insurance policy”, and “they think she did it, but they just can’t prove it, she thinks I did it, but she just can’t prove it”.

happiness

This song is another kind of a skip for me… Unlike tolerate it, I just don’t feel too connected or feel like I relate to this song too much. So it just became a sad song, one that I can’t relate to. So I usually skip it (still though I know it by heart and all lmao). My favorite lines are: “honey, when I’m above the trees, I see this for what it is”, “tell me, when did your winning smile begin to look like a smirk?”, and “all you want from me now is the green light of forgiveness… You haven’t met the new me yet, and I think she’ll give you that”.

dorothea

HEY HEY DOROTHEA lol I love this song so much! I remember not 100% understanding this song at first, but honestly I don’t think that I’ll ever fully understand any song. However, I love this song quite a lot, and feel like I could be a good friend of the speaker and their lover. I love the lyrics as well as the music and sounds, and it all really is quite magical in my opinion. It also reminds me of myself and my friend, for some reason. My favorite lines are: “and I got nothing but well wishes for ya”, “the stars in your eyes shined brighter in Tupelo”, “you’rΠ΅ a queen sellin’ dreams, sellin’ makeup and magazines, from you, I’d buy anything” and “but are you still the same soul I met under the bleachers? Well, I guess I’ll never know, and you’ll go on with the show”.

coney island (feat. The National)

Okay okay hear me out… I actually don’t love this song, and for a long time I used to always skip it and quite disliked it. HOWEVER, the more that I actually listen to it, the better it gets? I’m slowly learning to like and appreciate this song. I currently still don’t have favorite lines, as I truly used to skip this one lmao.

ivy

I never skipped this one, but it’s quite far near the end so I didn’t get to hear it as much when listening to the whole album- I never reached that far into the album. However I love it a lot and try my hardest to listen to it more and more. I like the music and lyrics quite a lot though! πŸ™‚ My favorite lines from this song are “oh, goddamn”, “my pain fits in the palm of your freezing hand, taking mine, but it’s been promised to another”, and “it’s the goddamn fight of my life, and you started it”.

cowboy like me

Oh my god I love this song so much ahhh it reminds me of Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls. It’s so good!! I feel super ~mysterious~ while listening to it. I love the lyrics so much as well as the music and Taylor’s voice in this one. My favorite lines are: “and you asked me to dance but I said, “Dancin’ is a dangerous game””, “I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve”, “you had some tricks up your sleeve”, “now you hang from my lips like the Gardens of Babylon, with your boots beneath my bed, forever is the sweetest con “. (I just looked up what “Gardens of Babylon” meant… guess who’s tearing up in the middle of her biology class).

long story short

wowow love this song so much! Like I said last time, at first I thought that this was another song from August’s point of view, but it probably isn’t. Either way, I get Lover/reputation vibes from this song! It’s super fun and happy and I truly love it. I find this song quite loud, yet soft in a way. ANYWAYS here are my favorite lines: “actually, I always felt I must look better in the rear view”, “and we live in peace, but if someone comes at us, this time, I’m ready”, “no more keepin’ score, now I just keep you warm”, “past me, I wanna tell you not to get lost in these petty things”, “and he feels like home, if the shoe fits, walk in it everywhere you go” and lastly, “long story short, I survived”.

marjorie

This is such a sad song. In her eighth studio album, folklore, the 13th track is about Taylor’s grandfather. So in evermore, Taylor decided to dedicate her 13th track to her grandmother, Marjorie. This song is super sad, and hits hard. I honestly sometimes skip it as well, just because of how sad it is. My favorite part is when Taylor says “and if I didn’t know better, I’d think you were singing to me now” and then you can hear old recording of Taylor’s grandmother singing (she used to be on opera singer). This is super sad, and touching. This song gives me the chills every single time I listen to it. I would love it if Taylor Nation would restock the evermore vinyl on her store, because this would probably be the most emotional song to here played on a record player.

closure

When I first heard closure I used to laugh, because at the beginning it sounds like Taylor is playing around in her kitchen, making the sounds with her pots and pans. However, I’m a dedicated swiftie and I listened to it over and over and over again until I got used to it. Now I actually love it, and appreciate it for what it is! Yes, this obviously isn’t my favorite song, but it’s not bad. I like it πŸ™‚ My favorite lines from the songs are: “yes, I got your letter, yes, I’m doing better”, and “I’m fine with my spite, and my tears, and my beers and my candles”.

evermore (feat. Bon Iver)

Since this is the last song, I rarely get to hear it when I’m listening to the whole album. And honestly I’m not sure what I think of this one. I like it, but not a lot. I mean, after loving exile to death, I expected something a bit different knowing Taylor and Bon Iver’s voice dynamic. I’m still getting used to hearing Taylor singing the lower part, and Bon Iver singing the higher! It’s a great song though, and overall I really like it. My favorite lines from the song are: “I rewind thΠ΅ tape, but all it does is pause” and “gray November, I’ve been down since July”.

Other than that, Taylor also recently released the deluxe version, which has to bonus tracks on it. I still don’t know the tracks well enough in order to give an opinion on it, so I guess that I’ll wait with that! Hope that that’s okay with you πŸ™‚

But yeah, other than that I’m finished! I hope that you enjoyed reading my blog. Thank you for choosing to do so! I really appreciate that. Love you always, take a good care of your physical and mental health. Don’t forget to drink tons of water! See you next time.

Toodles! πŸ§₯

-Ocean girl.

My Favorite albums- 2020

Hello world, and welcome to blogmas day fifteen!

“Cause when you’re fifteen….” Hey guys! hello again. I hope that you’re all doing well. As 2021 is getting closer, I decided to write a blog in which I introduce you to some of my favorite albums from this current year. I believe that music can be quite intimate, as we usually listen to stuff that we relate to in some kind of way. I mean, you can tell a lot about a person by listening to their favorite songs. So I guess that in today’s post you’ll get to know me better, in that way! Let me know if you like any of these albums in the comments- I’d love to be your friend, and it’ll be cool if we like the same stuff! If not, then let me know what are some of your favorite albums, as I’d like to get to know you guys better as well πŸ™‚

Taylor Swift

okay so I’m sure that I made it pretty clear in the past that I’m a swiftie. Actually, Taylor ended up being my favorite artist on Spotify. I think that I will just talk about all of her favorite albums of mine this year together. So the Taylor Swift album that were my favorite this year were folklore, of course, reputation and Speak Now. I have listened to all of her albums, but these ones were my favorite.

In folklore, which is maybe (I can’t decide) my favorite album of hers, my favorite song is august. It ended up being my most listen-to song. Honestly, it’s so cute and relatable πŸ₯Ί I love everything about it. I also like the songs mirrorball, peace, the lakes and betty. Though they all are my favorite, there are no skips on this album. In reputation I’ve mostly listened to Don’t Blame Me, I Did Something Bad, Dancing With Our Hands Tied, Delicate and …Ready For It? (once again though, I love them all). I like how folklore makes you feel like an old woman drinking tea by an open window, while reputation makes you feel like a young, evil queen dancing in the rain.

In Speak Now, my favorite songs are (and were this year) Speak Now, Dear John, Better Than Revenge and Long Live. I’ve only lately started to listen to Taylor’s older albums, and I can’t say that I’m disappointed. The vibes this album gives me is a young girl who just finished high school talking about her experiences within it. And yup, that’s just where I am in life, so maybe that’s why I feel like I can relate to her older songs, and this album especially.

Harry Styles

Once again, as I’ve been listening to both of Harry’s albums, I’ll talk about them together πŸ™‚ I’ve always knew who Harry was, and I kind of liked One Direction back in the day, but it was only this year that I’ve actually started to really listen and like his songs and albums.

In Harry Styles, his self-titled album, my favorite songs this year were Sign Of The Times, Two ghosts, Sweet Creature and Kiwi. I feel like this album can be divided to two- some of the songs make you feel like a deep, lonely person who’s walking outside quietly on an empty street. The other part makes you feel like a badass, lead singer in a rock band. Or at least that’s what I think.

Fine Line is a bit harder to divide, as each song is really different with a different vibe. You can sense some songs that were written about a break up- some happier, and some sadder. There are songs about love, self acceptance… Watermelon sugar… you know. All the feels. My favorite songs from the album this year were Golden, Cherry, Falling, She and Treat People With Kindness. But again, no skips. Love this album to the moon and the Saturn.

Spirit Orb- Chloe Moriondo

This is actually an EP, and not an album, but I definitely listened to this one a lot so I decided to share. I’m not gonna tell you my favorite songs off this EP, as there are only four songs, but I will say how awesome they all are. I love how each song is so very different from the other, but yet somehow they all give the same vibe and feeling. I relate to literally every single song, so I feel understood when listening to this EP. I also play the ukulele, so I love to play and sing along to the songs! This EP is awesome, and I would for sure recommend it to literally anyone, but especially to the younger people who feel alone in their world.

the masquerade- mxmtoon

Haven’t listened to this one in some time, but it’s so nice and great. Just like Chloe’s EP, this album was one that I’ve listen to during the beginning of the year mostly, but I felt super understood while doing so. My favorite songs from this album are probably unspoken words, suffice, blame game, high & dry, my ted talk and dream of you (almost all of them oops. I truly love everything, those are just the ones that I’ve listened to non-stop). Honestly I feel like Maia literally wrote these songs about me. I relate to every single one! You should definitely check the masquerade now if you enjoy soft, bedroom pop. It’s really so good.

And that’s it for today’s blog!

I don’t really know what else to add. Those were my most listened to albums! I also loved Ariana Grande’s new album, but I haven’t included it in the blog as I didn’t listen to it as much. But yes πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for reading my post, I truly appreciate that. Stick around to read previous posts if you’d like, and follow for future #blogmas posts! Let me know what are your favorite albums in the comments! Take care of yourself, and make sure to drink a ton of water and eat! You deserve it. Love you <33 See you tomorrow!

Toodles! 🧦

-ocean girl