Today I am sharing something that I have never attempted to do for my blog – nor have I ever attempted to do, ever. I’m sharing a YouTube video of myself! My good friend Nic and I had a little chat over the weekend analyzing Taylor Swift’s 7th studio album, Lover and had some wine to go along with the banter.
I thought it would be funny to see us interact with each other in a way that’s different than what we hear as a podcast (like we did when we discussed Maggie Rogers’ album earlier this year).
Whether you watch this intently or have it on in the background at work, I hope you watch and enjoy! I have no idea if it’s something I will do again but it was a fun thing to experiment with and I definitely pushed myself out of my comfort zone.
A couple things to note:
- I naturally critique things I love because that means I care enough to give them my thoughts deeper than “I like this” or “I dislike this.”
- I’ve had this album for a little over four days and my opinions on the songs will probably change. I could very well have a new favorite song in another 24 hours – i.e. I already like “Lover” more than I did when we recorded this video and it’s been 1.5 days since….
- I prefer to listen to lyrics over production in any song and any genre. Nic is the opposite, which is why I think our conversation flows well. People have asked me what I look for in music and what it takes for me to like something, so that’s the priority for me in a song: what they are saying
- Here is the song sorter Nic and I are referring to throughout the video
THANKS FOR WATCHING IF YOU DO!! Stream #Lover!
1:15 – “I Forgot That You Existed”
2:15 – “Cruel Summer”
6:25 – “Lover”
9:45 – “The Man” (I forgot to note this in the video, my bad)
12:27 – “The Archer”
14:16 – “I Think He Knows”
15:40 – “Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince”
17:37 – “Paper Rings” (18:22 – see my face when I first heard this song)
20:00 – “Cornelia Street”
23:16 – “Death By A Thousand Cuts”
25:02 – “London Boy”
27:48 – “Soon You’ll Get Better”
30:50 – “False God”
34:04 – “You Need To Calm Down” – (brief acknowledgement)
34:22 – “Afterglow”
35:30 – “Me!” – (brief acknowledgement)
35:38 – “It’s Nice To Have A Friend”
36:56 – “Daylight”
Nic’s favorites – left
My favorites – right