SINGLE REVIEW: Taylor Swift Feat. Kendrick Lamar – Bad Blood

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“1989” was one of the best albums of 2014 and with each single released she constantly topped the charts. However her next single choice was quite surprising. “Bad Blood” was undoubtedly the worst song on the album and lacked the spark the other tracks had so when it was announced as the next single it almost sounded like a death sentence. With a massive promotion and star studded cast she dropped a hot remix featuring Kendrick Lamarr for the music video release. With a new beat and structure “Bad Blood” has been modified to not be as cheesy and boring as the original and has been transformed into a hypnotic RNB bop. Taking over the first two verses Kendrick Lamar spits a fresh rap giving his take on the concept of betrayal. “It was my season for battle wounds, battle scars, body bumped, bruised, stabbed in the back, brimstone, fire jumping through. Still all my life, I got money and power and you gotta live with the bad blood now”. His addition to this song is heavily impactful as it has allowed Taylor to show a different side to her musical capabilities and prove to her critics that she really isn’t a one trick pony. Lyrically Taylor always delivers the goods with some quotable lyrics that will be posted all over social media and Bad Blood has that. “Band aids don’t fix bullet holes, you say sorry just for show. If you live like that, you live with ghosts. If you love like that blood runs cold”. This remix is impressively strong and is unsurprisingly already sitting at number one on the ITunes charts. Well played T-Swizzle.

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