The country-pop singer Taylor Swift of We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
The country-pop singer and songwriter's new single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," out now digitally and unveiled yesterday during an online video chat, is swaying, cheeky, hyper-melodic pop that recalls the ear-sticking effervescence of a certain Carly Rae Jepsen smash.
Only Swift's track is based around acoustic guitar strums rather than string sounds, and the theme is pure, fiery, woman-scorned Swift, atop a stomping beat that's the closest the now-22-year-old has come to dance-pop and R&B she might've heard on the radio growing up.
Swift just pulled Pavement-dissing-Smashing Pumpkins in reverse. Ouch.
The ever-unsuspecting songstress pulled in more than Bono and Gaga.
Sometimes it's nice to think about professional musicians as dedicated artistes regaling us with their melodies for the sheer joy of musical performance. Then the illusion-crushing annual Billboard Money Makers list drops and fans everywhere get to see how filthy rich even the most adorable of their favorite artists really are. This year, based on the amount of money made in 2011,
The millions reportedly made by Taylor and her 39 list mates don't even reflect the profits the artists made via film and TV syncs or branding deals, which makes the list an underestimation at best.