Stuck In My Head : Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’

There are about a gadontazillion things I know won’t happen in this lifetime of mine. You know, things like me losing weight, Janet Jackson offering me a duet ( and a permanent corner in her mansion where I could spend the rest of my life gawking at her), me winning a Nobel prize for blogging, Taylor Swift trying dubstep – oh wait.

Did you just say Taylor Swift and dubstep do not go in the same sentence???


The mighty Taylor Swift, undoubtedly the biggest thing in country-pop since Shania Twain, has just gone ahead and done the impossible. Promotions for her feverishly anticipated upcoming 4th studio album ‘Red‘, due October 22nd, are at insane levels of crazy right now, and the 4th pre-release promo single from the album ‘I Knew You Were Trouble‘ has just taken Taylor where she hasn’t gone before!


Firstly, stop cringing. And then take a deep breath. And then give ‘I Knew You Were Trouble‘ a listen. Yes, there is a dubstep drop in the chorus, and the song is sonic departure from anything Taylor has ever done, but the result is not Skrillex-levels of extreme at all. Funnily, it all blends in rather well, and instead of a sense of abandonment of her country roots, a general rock-pop feel prevails over the entire song. It helps that the song boasts of some of the catchiest hooks I’ve heard on any song EVER, and ‘Red‘ is shaping up to be Swift’s most diverse album yet! Yes, the content is still the same – Taylor blames herself this time around cuz she fell for the wrong guy in spite of knowing he would mean nothing but trouble. ‘And I heard you moved on from whispers on the street, A new notch in your belt is all I’ll ever be‘ she ruefully croons over a breezy melody and an instantly addictive hook. This easily reminds me of the time when Shania Twain decided to go rock-pop back in the day with her classic ‘Any Man Of Mine‘ from her immensely successful 1995 album ‘The Woman In Me‘ and the results were phenomenal! I’m totally addicted to this one – and pleasantly surprised with what Taylor has to offer. And since the single is stuck at # 1 on the iTunes chart, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. Check out the Max Martin and Shellback-produced song right here :