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Taylor Swift, ‘Sparks Fly’ – Song Review

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Taylor Swift‘s life is one big love-filled fairytale, and in her latest single, someone new has caught her eye and she’s seeing ‘Sparks Fly.’ The 21-year-old superstar puts it all on the table with this track, revealing that she’s “captivated like a fireworks show.”

Though Swift implies that this particular crush is a “bad idea,” she still insists that they should try to make it work in the chorus:

“Drop everything now, meet me in the pouring rain / Kiss me on the sidewalk, take away the pain / ‘Cause I see sparks fly / Whenever you smile,” she sings insistently.

As Swift herself explains, sometimes you just can’t help who your heart wants you to go after. “The song ‘Sparks Fly’ is about falling for someone that you maybe shouldn’t fall for, but you can‘t stop yourself because there’s such a connection, there’s such chemistry,” she says. “This is a song that I wrote a few years ago and had been working on it ever since in the last two years and just honing in on little lyrics and changing them, so it’s really been awesome to see it change over the years.”

With its upbeat tempo, flirty lyrics and guitar jams, ‘Sparks Fly’ is just another one of those so-Swift tracks that continually toes the line between country and pop to create a genre that is 100% Taylor Swift.

While we love this latest release, we find ourselves missing the originality that was ‘Mean.’ In short, this one leaves us a bit parched. Of course, we’ve yet to see one of the pop-country song genius’ singles fail, and we bet this one is headed for No. 1 just like the last three singles from her ‘Speak Now’ album.

‘Sparks Fly’ impacts country radio on July 18.

Taste of Country 3.5 Star Rating
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