Every Monday, I make myself a playlist of (mostly) new songs. It gets me in the habit of hunting for new music and hopefully gets me embracing fresh trends. This week we focus on the new album by one of the biggest names in 21st century pop music: Taylor Swift’s Lover. This is the Monday Mixtape.
Taylor is good at a lot of things, but one thing she is definitely bad at is picking out pre-release singles for her albums. The first two tracks we heard before the arrival of Lover (“ME!” and “You Need to Calm Down”) are two of the weakest tunes in the collection, and as a bonus neither are particularly indicative of the sonic narrative contained within.