Hey guys! I actually started this post three days ago and it’s just been sitting in my draft box. I’ve been studying for the ACT all week, so I let blogging be pushed to the side a little!
The other day someone left a comment asking that I write a post about Taylor Swift. I haven’t heard any of her newer songs since basically 2012, so I looked online at her latest album release.
She’s come a long way from You Belong With Me and Love Story.
There was a time—and it seems a long time ago now—that Taylor Swift’s love songs offered a relatively wholesome alternative to the sexed-up music of her contemporaries. That time has passed. -Plugged In.
On Reputation, Taylor Swift embraces a vision of womanhood defined by sensuality and bitterness. –Think Christian.
Okay, guys, I was really shocked to see what Taylor’s singing about now. Reputation completely threw any morals she’d previously had out the back window and into the street. Check out the titles to some of her songs:
1. I Did Something Bad.
2. … Ready for It?
3. Look What You Made Me Do.
4. Dancing With Our Hands Tied.
5. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.
Taylor’s songs in Reputation are full of lust, deceit, immorality, and selfishness. This is the kind of music that influences girls into becoming seductive and alluring Jezebels. It’s sold to them as power and beauty and worth as a woman.
You want respect? You demand it. You want to get your way? Oh, girl, you will get your way. You don’t need that petty, worthless guy. Hate him and get over him.
This is the new message of Taylor Swift.
Annoyance, betrayal, and bitterness are also big themes for Taylor: “Cause forgiveness is a nice thing to do, haha, I can’t even say it with a straight face.”
Did I forget to mention that she introduced two swear words to her music for the first time ever? Yeah, I doubt it will be the last.
And I don’t just mean the album, y’all. According to the music artist herself, the old Taylor Swift is dead. This is her new reputation. Not one I want either!
What about her older music?
It’s really not up to me to tell you whether or not to listen to (appropriate) sensual music. If the Taylor Swift song is clean and doesn’t have any bad messages, you have to decide for yourself if it’s right for you. Hopefully you’ll seek God’s guidance as well!
Thanks for reading and have a great day!