Best of… 2020

This year has been hard. Like knee deep in mud that each time you moved further forward you got sucked down deeper, hard. I have been relatively lucky. I have remained healthy as have most of my immediate family. That is not to say there haven’t been moments of frustration, anger, upset, and deep heartbreak … More Best of… 2020

evermore: Taylor Swift’s glass menagerie of endings and almosts’.

If folklore was Swift roaming the woods in late summer, looking inward but also starting afresh and seeing things from a pure, new perspective, then evermore is Swift looking at strangers’ hopes, dreams, loves and losses through the dark of a frosted glass of winter, and fully revelling in her ability to tell other people’s stories in a way … More evermore: Taylor Swift’s glass menagerie of endings and almosts’.

Why Mandy Moore is the artist to watch in 2020: Actress, Musician and an unlikely voice of the #MeToo Movement

In the wake of the much needed #MeToo movement, emotional, physical and financial abuse has shown to be both rampant and embedded in the film and television industry. For whatever reason, the music industry seems to have escaped the tsunami of allegations and legal action that these industries have experienced. Not because abuse isn’t there, … More Why Mandy Moore is the artist to watch in 2020: Actress, Musician and an unlikely voice of the #MeToo Movement

It’s blue, the feeling I got: All the reasons why ‘Cruel Summer’ should be Taylor Swift’s next single.

Swift threads the colour blue throughout Lover. It’s the colour of her lover’s heart. The colour they paint the town and her boyfriend’s brother’s room. ‘Cruel Summer’ is the first song on the album where Swift paints her feelings in colour. It’s blue/ The feeling I got. ‘Cruel Summer’ is like walking out into the … More It’s blue, the feeling I got: All the reasons why ‘Cruel Summer’ should be Taylor Swift’s next single.

Blood Money: Taylor Swift’s master recordings and the war in Yemen

Scott Borchetta, the CEO and President of Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), knowingly sold his label, which includes Taylor Swift’s lucrative master recordings of her last 7 albums to Ithaca Holdings LLC., a company that is indirectly profiting from the war in Yemen. The $300 million sale includes Big Machine’s client roster, distribution deals, publishing … More Blood Money: Taylor Swift’s master recordings and the war in Yemen

Simone de Beauvoir, Virginia Woolf and Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’: an essay

In the linear notes to her album Red, Taylor Swift wrote, in reference to a love that doesn’t fade or spontaneously combust, “maybe I’ll write a whole about that kind of love if I ever find it.” And she has. But like all art, her newest album Reputation isn’t just one thing. The album has … More Simone de Beauvoir, Virginia Woolf and Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’: an essay