Analysis Of The Song ' Blank Space ' Essay

728 Words Mar 10th, 2016 3 Pages
“Blank Space” written by singer/songwriter Taylor Swift was a huge success in 2014. The song brought already famous Taylor Swift more praise as it topped the charts and helped her become the first woman to top herself at the number one spot on the “Hot 100” (Trust). The song is written with a depth of heartbreak, attitude, mischief, and hope. Although sultry, and alluring at first listen, the song is about a woman who has been hurt many times in the past and is seeking someone to fill the void in her life. Lyrics such as “got a long list of ex-lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane” and “boys only want love if it’s torture” set the mood for an ominous date with her soon to be rebound guy. Aside from the dark verses, the song maintains a moderately high tempo with its pop styled beats. Keeping the listener engaged with the song isn’t difficult due to its melody and catchy chorus. There’s no question as to why the song topped the charts so quickly and is continued to be played enthusiastically on the air. Variations of the song, or covers, have been done by several individuals. While sporting their renditions on YouTube, Facebook, or other social media outlets, the professionals are not to be outdone. The two most popular covers of this song are done by I Prevail and Imagine Dragons. I Prevail is a hard rock band who practices screamo techniques in a majority of their songs. Imagine Dragons is considered an alternative rock group, or more accurately labeled as power pop. The…

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