In celebration of her upcoming “The Eras” Tour, singer-singer writer Taylor Swift has released four previously hidden songs: “Eyes Open (Taylor’s Version),” “Safe & Sound (feat. Joy Williams and John Paul White) (Taylor’s Version),” If This Was A Movie (Taylor’s Version)” and “All Of The Girls You Loved Before.”
Here are my honest reactions to each one.
“Eyes Open (Taylor’s Version)”: 7.5/10
“Eyes Open” utilizes an upbeat, rhythmic instrumental throughout, and it flows with the lyrics beautifully. I would consider this song in the pop-rock genre as it provides melodious vocals that harmonize well with the electric guitar and drums echoing in the background. The repetition of the lyric “Keep your eyes open” is also very mesmerizing. Ultimately, the catchy, higher-pitched song demonstrates a dynamically wonderful beat to listen to while walking.
“Safe & Sound (feat. Joy Williams and John Paul White) (Taylor’s Version)”: 8/10
Swift’s “Safe & Sound (feat. Joy Williams and John Paul White) (Taylor’s Version)” is slow and harmonic with meaningful lyrics about empathy and compassion. The song is melancholy with high-pitched vibrato vocals. I like the nurturing aspect of the lyrics as it gave me a comforting sensation.
“If This Was A Movie (Taylor’s Version”): 6.5/10
Swift’s “If This Was A Movie (Taylor’s Version) is a love song with country undertones. The country aspect serves as a recollection for her old music when her career first took place. The song underscores hidden emotions surrounding love while also using repetition to emphasize lyrics such as “Come back, come back.” As you listen to more and more of the song, it becomes even catchier.
“All Of The Girls You Loved Before”: 9/10
In “All Of The Girls You Loved Before,” Swift utilizes a bedroom pop melody while also harmonizing with lyrical imagery. It provides a calming, sweet-sounding reflection of the aftermath of falling in love. The moody tone and dynamic lyrics imply a regretful message across the song. Taylor grasps the relatable aspect of the song, incorporating tuneful melodies in the background. I think the beat is relaxing and soothing and it’s a song I would happily listen to when falling asleep.