Why We Secretly (Or Not So Secretly) Love Taylor Swift’s 1989
If you follow @taylorswift on Instagram, yesterday you saw an excited video sharing stats on her new album, 1989. Before a personal car jam session, she said, “Industry experts predicted 1989 would sell 650k first week. You went and bought 1.287 million albums. AND IT’S GOT ME LIKE: (insert jam sesh now).”
Yep. I was one of those 1.287 million. And yep, I’ve been dancing to 1989 for the past week non-stop. So why do we obviously not-so-secretly love T. Swift’s new project?
- You just can’t help but dance. I don’t know about you, but 1989’s got me dancing. Dancing in my car. Around my apartment. In the office. I. Just. Can’t. Stop.
- You were probably born somewhere around 1989. Ok, so I was a ’91 baby. But close enough, right? And it’s just cool to look at an album title and have an identifying moment of ownership with it saying, “that was my year too!”
- It embraces the spirit of becoming. In chatting with friends about the new album, many of us were pre-1989 what I would classify as “on-the-fence Swift fans.” If you’re like me, I loved country Taylor back in the day, but over the years have watched a transformation take place that felt like a country pop mash-up of sorts. Not bad, but I just didn’t stick with it. But with 1989, I felt a sense of camaraderie with Taylor. This album had an aura of “becoming” throughout it, a sense of Taylor becoming more of herself, and that’s something I personally get excited about.
Watching others become more of themselves inspires me. And it’s inspiring some cool dance moves this week. Well friends, this girl is getting back to grooving to 1989. Today, let’s celebrate becoming the women God made us to be.
Author: Emily B. Cummins
Emily Cummins is a University of Florida & College of Central Florida grad who is passionate about partnering with people to become who they were made to be. Emily is the Online Campus Pastor at Church of Hope in Ocala, Florida. She’s passionate about storytelling, good cups of coffee, and jamming to country music. And most importantly, she’s passionately pursuing becoming the woman God made her to be.