Taylor Swift Debuts “Sweeter Than Fiction”


The sound of the 1980s is alive and well, my friends. First came Betty Who, then Gaga’s new single, and now Ms. Taylor Swift tosses her hat into the throwback ring with “Sweeter Than Fiction.”

The first new song to surface from Swift in over a year, “Sweeter Than Fiction” offers listeners a chance to hear what Taylor Swift’s career may have sounded like if she rose to fame around 1986. Slick, synth-heavy production guides fans through a story told from the perspective of someone who has supported an artist since before anyone else seemed to care. The artist has now found the fame they sought for so long, but that longtime supporter knows that under the celebrity lies the same person who started the journey to stardom all those years ago. You can stream the single below.

In my mind, “Sweeter Than Fiction” walks a dangerous line between uplifting and silly, but Swift somehow manages to pull it off with all her credibility as a songwriter still in tact. Do you agree? Comment at the end of this post and let us know your thoughts.

Unfortunately, the release of this single does not signal the start of a new album promotional cycle for Swift. The song is actually taken from the upcoming soundtrack for One Chance, which tells the story of Paul Potts, the down-on-his-luck store clerk who became an opera-singing sensation after winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. No release date for the soundtrack has been set, but the film is due to debut stateside before the end of 2013. We’ve included the trailer below for kicks.




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  • thomasJames Scott

    Make sure U sleep enough darling