Inside Taylor Swift's Album Of The Year Nominee 'Red'
Does the AOTY nominee at the 2014 GRAMMYs deserve the trophy?
Here we are, gang! We're finally at the last Album Of The Year nominee at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards: Taylor Swift's juggernaut country-to-pop crossover Red. Sara Bareilles' The Blessed Unrest, Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist have all been covered, so Taylor's big-selling record is the final nominee on the list, and is it ever a doozy.
Released on October 22nd, 2012, Swift's fourth studio album was definitely the most massive of her career. Marking the country singer/songwriter's transition to pop and even folk, Red showcased some of her most profound songwriting to date, with seriously heavy singles like "Everything Has Changed" and "Begin Again", which both chronicle her failed relationships which have come to make her even more famous.
There's also the bouncy, uber-pop singles that Taylor put out, like "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "22", both celebrating TayTay's newfound singledom. But when it comes to the famous star's most popular lyrics from Red, it's the title track. Written about the demise of her and actor Jake Gyllenhaal's relationship, Taylor writes Losing him was blue like I'd never known / Missing him was dark grey all alone / Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you've never met / Loving him was red, using colors to represent her feelings throughout the breakup.
It's been a year and a half since the record dropped, and T.Swift fans all around the world are still obsessed with Red. We have a hunch that she could be taking home the AOTY prize. Watch the music video for "Red" off VEVO below:
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