AWESOME – 4 STARS.
The third single on Swift’s critically-acclaimed pop album, 1989, is just as catchy as ‘Blank Space’ and ‘Shake it Off’.
The third single on Swift’s critically-acclaimed pop album, 1989, is just as catchy as ‘Blank Space’ and ‘Shake it Off’. Possibly the highlight of Swift’s whole album, the song’s title and lyrics “You got that long hair, slicked back, white t-shirt” has caused critics’ speculation that the song is about Swift’s ex, One Direction member Harry Styles.
The song, opening with a warm, head-bopping guitar riff echoes the original ‘Miami Vice’ soundtrack. While staying true to the pop style of the album, Swift echoes her country roots with the story-telling lyrics and a wrath of emotionally damp vocals. Swift’s voice flips between being cynical at the start to flirtatious by the chorus. Undoubtedly, this will be playlisted to the extent that it won’t be out of your head. There’s no doubt this will be as successful as her first two pure-pop singles.
‘Style’ is scheduled to be released as the third single from 1989 on February 10, 2015 via Big Machine Records.
This article originally appeared in The Edge.