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    What Is Synth Pop, The Genre Of Taylor Swift’s New Album ‘The Tortured Poets Department’?

    Taylor Swift‘s new album ‘The Tortured Poets Department‘ has got fans on the edge of their seats. Swifties are clutching their cats as they’re waiting for the town troubadour to hit that high note. The anticipation is real, guys! We’re all wondering—what’s Taylor cooking up this time? Well apart from Joe Alwyn’s reputation of course. 

    Is she going to take us on a sonic journey with something she’s never tried before or will we get the classic Tay tampo? Well, it’s kinda hard to classify Taylor Swift’s classic style, the woman can make every genre her weapon, just give her a guitar, still this newcomer has been put under ‘Synth Pop’. Wondering what’s that? 

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    ‘The Tortured Poets Department’: What To Expect?

    Taylor Swift for 'The Tortured Poets Department;
    Taylor Swift for ‘The Tortured Poets Department Credit/ Instagram/@TaylorSwift

    Taylor Swift’s new album tracklist has stirred up more excitement than the world had during her entire relationship with London Boy Joe. We’ve got intriguing collaborations that span across genres—Florence & The Machine bringing that rock-infused vibe, and Post Malone adding his rap and R&B flair into the mix. It’s like a musical potluck, which she put in a category called ‘Synth Pop’. So this widely wondered genre of today is actually a pretty old and classic one for the broader world of pop. You can expect dop beats and mic drops and that electro vibe Swift has been keeping since shedding off her ‘Evermore’ coat and putting on a ‘Bejelwed’ jacket. Fans are buzzing with anticipation to see how Taylor weaves it all together on ‘The Tortured Poets Department.’

    So by this categorization, you can leave behind your hopes of a ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’ Taylor resurrection. It’s the 1989 Tay that crawled up that grave in ‘Look What You Made ME Do’ MV. while the beats may have taken Synth style, Swift is still the one writing it all so you can rest assured. She’ll make us cry and dance at the same time like she’s done with many of her songs, any ‘DBATC’ stans here? I can practically hear the debates and theories swirling around like leaves in autumn. Will Taylor make a blend of everything to make it something uniquely Swift? A very likely possibility there as well.  

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    Taylor Swift’s Synth Pop Albums

    Artwork for the Final Edition of 'The Tortured Poets Department' (Image: Instagram @TaylorSwift)
    Artwork for the Final Edition of ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Credit/ Instagram/@TaylorSwift

    Now, let’s talk Tay’s history with Synth Pop— she has dabbled in this genre before, and she’s done it like a pro. Remember ‘Midnights’ and ‘1989’? Those albums were like a sonic rollercoaster of pop melodies intertwined with intricate electronic vibes. Her 10th studio album ‘Midnights,’ is a prime example of Taylor’s love for Synth Pop. Remember that deep robotic voice we’ve got bits of during ‘Dear Reader’ and ‘Midnight Rain’? Yep, that’s what ‘Synth Pop’ is. The use of synthesizers and electronic beats gives Swift’s lyrical slate a smooth sonic texture.

    Then there’s ‘1989,’ which sealed the deal on Taylor’s transition into the pop genre. Songs like ‘Style‘, ‘Wildest Dreams‘, and my personal favorite ‘New Romantic’ capture Taylor’s knack for blending catchy hooks with pulsating synth lines. It was a departure from her country roots, to pop beats.

    And let’s not forget ‘Lover’ from 2019. Yeah, the delusional album we all had already picked for our weddings. Tracks like ‘Cruel Summer‘ and ‘False God’ keep the synth-driven vibes alive while infusing nostalgic pop elements to this hit. Taylor’s sound has always evolved, but Synth Pop has become a signature part of her musical identity.

    As we eagerly await ‘The Tortured Poets Department,’ one thing’s for sure, it’s going to be hard to come out of her brand new colorless haze. So count the days fellow Swifties, only a few are left. 

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    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh is a Senior Content Writer at First Curiosity. She has been churning out content for 2 years. She's an avid reader and writer, fascinated by the works of Sylvia Plath, Franz Kafka, and Charles Bukowski. Akshita is also a poet herself, having written two poetry books titled ‘Made By Misery’ and ‘Deathbed’. Apart from goth literature, another thing that she enjoys is the real and fictional stories of Hollywood. She loves cinema and admires all works of art, be they delivered by actors or directors. So, keeping up with celebrity life comes as basic nature to her, something she loves knowing and informing others.

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