Anyone with internet access has probably noticed that Taylor Swift dropped the first single off her first album in three years this week – Look What You Made Me Do.
Response to it, from what I’ve seen on Twitter and various news sites, has been extremely mixed.
It’s thought to be an obvious revenge track aimed at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian after their much-documented feud (and possibly also at Katy Perry too, thanks to all their ‘Bad Blood’).
1. Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Sam Smith was my star of the year. Stay With Me had a special raw emotion, melody and perfect instrumentation that few singles do but the rest of the album is absolutely top notch too – I had it on repeat for months, especially after I saw him live at Wilderness. Even in the pouring rain which scared lots of people into the food tents, he was my favourite live discovery of the year.
The whole album succeeds because he put his all into every song and made them personal, intimate and relatable.
Highlights: Stay With Me, I’m Not The Only One, Leave Your Lover