Showing posts with label taylor swift. Show all posts
Showing posts with label taylor swift. Show all posts

Friday 5 July 2013

[Watch]Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Perform "Everything Has Changed" @ Macy's Fourth Of July Celebrations

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 Taylor Swift gave a live rendition of her latest single, Everything Has Changed at the Macy's Fourth Of July celebrations. The song, taken from fourth album Red, features British vagabond Ed Sheeran, who crossed the Atlantic ocean (tiny guitar in hand) to join the Diva on stage in Texas.

It was a nice performance from the pair, but Taylor did seem slightly more subdued than normal. Though, to be fair, she was hardly going to be doing back flips on that elevated stage. Oh well, enjoy!

Monday 20 May 2013

[Watch] Taylor Swift Impresses With Performance of "22" @ 2013 Billboard Awards

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Awww, wasn't Taylor Swift's performance of 22 at the Billboard Awards sweet as high-fructose corn syrup. In fact, I think she's simultaneously given me a cavity and diabetes at the same time! All joking aside, this was a great performance from the country-pop star that fitted the carefree and youthful spirit of the song absolutely perfectly.

Friday 4 January 2013

Taylor Swift Performs At Time Square New Years Rockin Eve 2013

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It's officially 4 days since this New Year's Eve performance happened in New York, but I thought that I'd post it for the Taylor Swift fans lurking about the site! Well that, and to stop from breaking my resolution to post every day (it's currently 23.45!).

Monday 31 December 2012

Remember, That One Time, When Taylor Swift Tried To Be Lana Del Rey

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So, I sat down to watch the new (I should really call it "latest" because its been out for two weeks) Taylor Swift video for "I Knew You Were Trouble". Having forgotten how the song sounded, the introspective spoken introduction, and the premise that the unusual (for Taylor) visuals were laying down were surprisingly intriguing. Then, after two minutes of reeling me in, the song actually started and I was like:

Monday 19 November 2012

[Watch] Taylor Swift Performs "I Knew You Were Trouble" @ American Music Awards 2012

Stepping out from behind the guitar, and away from a microphone stand, 11 time American Music Award winner Taylor Swift gave a convincing performance of  I knew You Were Trouble.

Not only were the vocals pretty much spot on, but the fuller arrangement was something I enjoyed more than the original recording.  The backing was quite heavy in places, I'm not going to deny that, and there sounded like slight tuning issues during the descending notes at 3.06, but overall it was a better performance than I expected from Taylor Swift .

Wednesday 15 August 2012

[Review] Taylor Swift:"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Taylor Swift returns with new single We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, taken from her October-due, fourth album, Red. Unsurprising-if you've noted the title- the single is a spunky break-up song, that sends out a very clear message to the ex involved: "it's over, Gurlfriend"...or rather "boyfriend" move on!

Friday 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone: Silent Night Diva sing off

Merry Christamas y'all! To celebrate both the Holiday season and the excuse it gives me to listen to Christmas music without looking like a total nutter here is a collection of some of my Favourite Diva's singing the classic carol ,Silent Night.

The styles Range from country- Faith Hills and Taylor Swift- to gospel- Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin- to pop- Beyonce and Britney Spears-and finally the traditional interpretation-  Celine Dion and Annie Lennox.

So get those song words printed and prepare for some Christmas carolling after the jump! 

Thursday 9 December 2010

Taylor Swift Can't sing live...

 mary j blige and taylor swift
Should Taylor Swift be taking vocal lessons from Mary J Blige

Taylor Swift is an odity in todays music market. Despite not having a large presence on the Billboard singles chart, this lady  still manages to shift vast quanities of her album.

Being as big a seller as Taylor is she has attracted a fare share of haters, and what with her being a solid songwriter, critically acclaimed, and easy on the eye, the haters have aimed their vitriol at her apparent inability to sing live. To judge if this assertion is true, I turned super-sleuth and conducted a Youtube search using the words "Mine"-which is Taylor's latest single- and "live". (The video I chose is posted below)

Can she sing live? well judging by this performance the answer is yes. She may have had some dud performances previously, because there's usually no smoke without fire, but this video shows, without a doubt, she does have the ability to perform  and sing  live. Watch the album version and the live version below and judge for yourself.

Wednesday 3 November 2010

[Vocal Profile] Taylor Swift

Vocal Type:Light Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: 2 octaves and 3 note  [D3- G5]
Vocal Pluses: A clear and simple voice that favors a strong melody over vocal bells and whistles. Whether an artistic choice, or due to vocal limitations, it's a style that successfully lends itself to the narratives the Diva injects into her art, allowing for her lyrics to be understand and appreciated. Though not often heard, Taylor can hold notes throughout her range [Red 1, 2], and has demonstrated some dexterity, being able to switch to her head-voice quickly [I Knew You Were Trouble] .

Taylor's mid-range, at its bottom, has a slight huskiness to it [Innocent]. However that quickly lifts, as the voice takes a nasal placement, revealing a bright and definite tone that is without any real texture. The Diva can create more texture, but in doing so the voice becomes less dynamic, becoming airier and thinner. Taylor often utilises this timbre for layering and creating harmonies [The Last Time]. Her easiness in the mid-range means she is free to play with her delivery- for instance adding a playful scorn to her tone in We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together to accentuate the lyrical content. The intrinsic character of Taylor's own speaking voice is most prevalent here, but it can be found throughout the range, meaning her vocals remain identifiable and attributable.

Her chest/belting range is cool and almost metallic in tone. Due to the lightness of the voice, Taylor doesn't appear to have any issues in this part of the range, being able to hit mid-fifth octave notes with little change in tone, timbre [State Of Grace]. Though there is shedding of weight as she ascends the fifth octave, it isn't enough to strip the voice of its character. The unwavering nature of her belts also suggests the Diva has great breath control and support when executing them [Collection of Taylor's belts].

The top of her range is soft, sweet and akin to a breathy falsetto [Forever and Always (Piano Version)]. The Diva sounds comfortable here, showing no issues singing here for lengthy periods of time.
Vocal Negatives: Overall the voice has a anemic tone, and lacks volume and power.