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Taylor Swift – “The Archer”

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

  2. thisisacting__

    Newbie

    I can hear Jack's influence and that ain't a bad thing.
     
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  3. VCargo08

    Newbie

    This is the best thing she's released since 1989. Thank God.
     
  4. disambigujason

    Trusted Supporter

    was hoping it'd build up to something but a solid track. 3/3 so far.
     
  5. GageStillAlive

    Still Alive Supply Co.

    My favorite so far. Giving me big Red vibes.
     
  6. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Out Of The Woods: The Sequel
     
  7. skoopy

    Regular

    I am still of the opinion that tay is at her best when she is more subdued and this track certainly doesn't disprove that idea.
     
  8. So no one else thinks it's super dull? Alrighty.
     
  9. seanxwilliams

    Synthetic apparitions of not being lonely

    I really like it. However the whole time I was waiting for it to sort of take off and it just... didn't?

    That said, I'm really hoping for summer bangers on this record
     
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  10. Sander

    kflkmflkm

    this is the best song she's released in years.
     
  11. Tyler Mills

    Bread makes you fat?! Supporter

    very meh imo, but still excited for this album.
     
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  12. SuNDaYSTaR

    Regular

    Could have easily been a Gone Now b-side.
     
  13. somethingwitty

    Regular

    Def sounds like a Bleachers b-side, and that's not a bad thing at all.
     
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  14. heymattrick

    Denver, CO

    I think that’s the whole point of the song. The motor is running but it never quite takes off, then ends very abruptly. It’s kind of like being stuck, waiting to go. But I imagine Track 6 that follows could be a banger.
     
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  15. Kuri44

    Guest

    My favorite of the new songs released as well
     
  16. Helloelloallo

    Regular

    Incredibly boring. I'm not a huge Swift fan, but I can admit that most of her singles are incredibly infectious and get you wanting to sing along and move whether you want or not. This song had no impact on me whatsoever and is just a snoozefest. Maybe it works in the album context? As a 'single' choice, it's just very odd. It goes nowhere and is incredibly forgettable. However, one of my best friends who is a swifty diehard, absolutely loves it but any criticism whatsoever of anything Taylor does, is to him, just trolling. I'll have to get more context on what he likes about this whether it's the lyrics or melody or what. To me, it's all build up and no pay off and with nothing particularly interesting about the arrangement.
     
  17. scottlechowicz

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  18. Helloelloallo

    Regular

    Yeah, that's why I put it in quotes. I guess I don't really know what makes a single a single these days? It's released on it's own, as a single song, so single? And while it's not officially a radio single according to Taylor, radio stations are playing it, some frequently, so single? Just because it doesn't have a music video means it's not? I'm actually curious what the official definition is.
     
  19. scottlechowicz

    Trusted Supporter

    So, you knew it wasn't a single, which presumably means you saw the rest of the quote where she explicitly states why she released it.

    So when you said: "As a 'single' choice, it's just very odd" what you meant was: "It is odd that she chose to release a song that I don't like."
     
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  20. Helloelloallo

    Regular

    Yes. Semantics aside of what a single actually is, I think this is a very odd early release song because it's boring and does nothing to get me hyped about her upcoming album (which is what I thought early release songs were designed to do). Therefore, in my own and humble opinion, I find it an odd release, despite reading and knowing why she felt like this was a song to get out there early.
     
  21. somethingwitty

    Regular

    For those saying this is boring, maybe that’s what she needed? I wasn’t a fan of either of the first 2 tracks released, I thought they sounded like paint by numbers, generic pop singles that could’ve been sung by anyone.

    This track actually feels different, and in turn let’s some emotion come through in the lyrics.
     
  22. ZeoVGM

    Regular

    I mean, it's solid. But Reputation was great and I'll take almost anything on that over this.
     
  23. ReginaPhilange

    FKA Jacob Prestigious

    I fucking love this. cyndi lauper vibes almost. or just 80s ballad.
     
  24. ReginaPhilange

    FKA Jacob Prestigious

    I haven't liked a song so much on first listen in a long time
     
  25. Ska Senanake

    Trusted

    Taylor swift is the equivelent of the white styrophome Christian's eat for communion. Glad Jack's influences shine through this one.