Taylor Swift released the third single which is the first track of ‘1989 album on Monday (20/10/2014) midnight. The track is named ‘Welcome To New York‘ and speaks about her personal experience when she moved to New York City and began a new life. This is what Taylor had to say to Good Morning America about ‘Welcome To New York’.
Listen to Welcome To New York
In my honest opinion, I don’t think I’m in love with the lyrical work that appears in Welcome To New York. It is good, but not Taylor-Swift-good. Repeating ‘Welcome to New York’ for about 15 times throughout the song doesn’t really help me love the song. The rest of the lyrics is ok too.
Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic co-wrote this song. Ryan Tedder is an amazing lyricist. Don’t believe me? Do a simple search on YouTube for the songs I mention: “All The Right Moves”, “Apologize”, “Battlefield”, “Bonfire Heart”, “Burn” for Ellie Goulding, “The Fighter”, “Halo” for Beyonce, “Secrets” and many others more. These are just the ones I absolutely adore. So what happened to his contribution in ‘Welcome To New York’? I don’t feel Taylor Swift or Ryan Tedder when looking at the lyrics.
Frankly there is one line in the song I love;
“It’s a new soundtrack I could dance to this beat, beat…”
I had very high hopes for this song. It was supposed to be a majestic song, capturing the electric nature of the city and the pulse Taylor felt when she moved to the city. It should have conveyed to me-even though I’m a thousand miles away. To be honest Jay-Z’s ‘Empire State of Mind’ gave me a better feeling about the New York City.
How amazing is Jay-Z???
Even though my opinion of Welcome To New York isn’t exactly very positive, the single has been reigning the number 01 position on iTunes since its release about 12 hours ago. That’s how much the Taylor Nation is supporting her. Any track she releases will be warmly welcomed by all her fans.
‘Welcome To New York’ will most like;y be the last single from her upcoming 1989 album which is due release in less than a week. You can pre-order the deluxe edition of 1989 to win a chance to meet Taylor Swift.