Review: Taylor Swift - Blank Space (Live Performance)
The amazing Taylor Swift shows us a softer side...
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Taylor Swift's most recent album 1989; was a great success for the country singer turned pop star, with it selling 1.287 million copies in its first week.
After the success of the album, Taylor Swift performed at the Grammy Museum with just her guitar for the small audience. On the 7th of January the video of this intimate acoustic performance of Blank Space was released
The 'swifties' came out in full force with the video reaching over 400,000 views within 24 hours!
Taylor starts the performance by recounting her inspiration for the song and how it was based on the media portrayal of her dating life. She tells of how the media "have had a wonderful fixation on kind of painting me as the psycho serial-dater girl." She goes on to talk about this colourful persona that has been created for her, and how it became such an interesting character, that it inspired her writing and production of the hit song, Blank Space.
In the official video for the song you can see where this character has come into play, as Taylor jokes about "Crying in a marble bathtub surrounded by pearls" which is actually a scene from the music video.
With just her and her guitar on stage however, Taylor shows that she is definitely more than just a "serial dater". Her powerful vocals are undeniable, with the acoustic version of the song sounding so different compared to the original released version.
The emotion within her performance (and in general her stage persona) is, as always, entertaining and interesting to watch. This performance is somewhat similar to her older stuff such as "love story", reminding us that Taylor Swift is more than just a girl famous for her "Long list of ex Lovers."