T-Swift’s Newest Single Raises Concerns

     Taylor Swift’s new single “Shake It Off” is definitely one of the most pop-mainstream songs she has produced yet, leading some fans to worry that Taylor Swift has left country music for good.

     The single is now played on pop and Top 100 radio stations like Kiss FM and Radio Now. Her previous singles were played on these stations as well, but the difference now is that her songs cannot double on country stations. The “Pop-Country” title that launched Swift into her singing career now appears to have strictly become “Pop.”

     The Country Music Association, Twitter account tweeted, “Good luck on your new venture @taylorswift13! We’ve LOVED watching you grow!” It seems as if the Country Music Association is insinuating that Swift’s new venture is her leaving the genre of country music. The tweet has since been deleted.

     While some worry, others embrace the new Taylor. For example, Swift’s friend and talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, @TheEllenShow, tweeted, “Don’t mess with @TaylorSwift13, or she will write an incredibly catchy song about you,” Aug, 18.

     Swift’s old country material and new pop song both consist of the same “I don’t care attitude” and “girl power outlook” that has her fanbase so madly in love with her. If she maintains this uniform theme, is it a possibility that Taylor Swift will be able to switch back and forth between country and pop?

     Furthermore, the corresponding music video going along with her new hit “Shake it Off” has a new Gwen Stefani vibe that has been followed by critiques as well. Numerous Twitter users have shared the opinion that her new music video consists of offensive stereotypes.

     It seems as if now the world is watching to see if Swift can “shake off” all the harsh critiques, and if we will ever see the Taylor Swift that millions of people fell in love with many years ago.