Making a Comeback in Red


Arlethia Daniels, Staff Writer

November has brought forth many presents within the few twelve days it’s been here. Cold weather has brought in many people from their busy outside lives to the comfort of their warm homes. The cold weather has brought in a resurgence of knee-high boots, scarfs, and loads of blond hair dye, though many are rekindling their past winter bodies most have begun their snuggling and shopping preparing for the upcoming holiday season. Though the month of November has brought forth many presents before the holiday season, its main contribution seems to have been album rebuttals from previous projects. The past years seem to have brought forth a lot of feelings and pain for many artists, causing them to revisit the older versions of themselves giving their fan bases a conclusion to their every question of their previous projects. Ranging from artists such as Summer Walker with her album ‘Still Over it’ to popular pop artist Taylor Swift with her most recent album ‘Red (Taylor’s Version) and more recently Kendrick Lamar performing his past hits at pop-up concerts.

Throughout it, all fans are enjoying the presence of their favorite artist as well as adding new hits to their playlists. Specifically, fans have been raving on Twitter over Taylor Swift’s sudden appearance in the music world. Though posting back in August about her new project fans could not imagine the magnitude of the artist’s work. After time went by and the release date approached more and more, many fans’ patience wore thinner and thinner. The release date seemed way far out for many as they ran to social media to express their excitement, it seems that for them Christmas was coming early. Taylor released a 10-minute song that has fans going crazy.

Before the official release date, Swift had a big surprise for her fans as she released “All Too Well” a single from the new album. The song brought heartache from the past and a short film to truly paint the picture of her story. The short film was written and directed by Swift of course and featured the actors Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien,     as the song speaks about her troubled relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal. The relationship seemed to be all glam and beautiful as paparazzi painted that picture throughout the duration of the relationship; however, there are two sides to every story. Taylor tells her side as she speaks on the effect the break had on her as the cause of it had been over their age gap. It seems the break left Taylor in pieces and heartbroken over something she couldn’t control; however, she now has complete control and is completely smashing the new era. As Taylor tweeted “It never would have been possible to go back & remake my previous work, uncovering lost art & forgotten gems along the way if you hadn’t emboldened me. Red is about to be mine again, but it has always been ours. Now we begin again.” fans are simply glad to be a part of yet another of one of her relationship rides.