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Review: Taylor Swift glorious on ‘New Year’s Day’ country single (Includes first-hand account)

Swift really tugs at the heart in her stirring, piano-driven ballad, “New Year’s Day.” She really paints a vivid picture in the minds of her listeners.

“Don’t read the last page, but I stay when you’re lost, and I’m scared, and you’re turning away, I want your midnights, but I’ll be cleaning up bottles with you on New Year’s Day,” the songstress sings in the chorus.

After charting for seven weeks, “New Year’s Day,” is making its way up the Billboard Hot Country Airplay charts, where it sits at No. 41, for the week of January 6, 2018.

The Verdict

Overall, it is great to hear Taylor Swift back on country radio, for the first time since 2013, and “New Year’s Day” is the best way to make a strong return. It is perhaps the best song on her latest studio album, “Reputation,” lyrically, and it ought to be enjoyed for its beauty, simplicity and its moving lyrics. This refreshing single garners an A rating.

“Reputation” is available on iTunes.

Read More: Digital Journal reviewed Taylor Swift’s album “Reputation,” which favorably described it as “solid.”

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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