From Karlie Kloss to Katy Perry: The Defining Figures of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Era – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

From Karlie Kloss to Katy Perry: The Defining Figures of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Era

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To honor Taylor Swift’s latest rerecording, we’re celebrating 1989 (Taylor’s Version) Week at The Daily Beast’s Obsessed. We’re throwing it back to 2014, the year 1989 was released, to refamiliarize ourselves with that era of Swift’s life. Did Harry Styles inspire every song? What about her best friend Karlie Kloss? Why did she have beef with Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj? Obsessed is here to relive it all with you.

As The Daily Beast’s Obsessed anticipates Taylor Swift’s latest re-recording with 1989 (Taylor’s Version) Week, it seems imperative to understand what Taylor Swift was up to when she released the iconic pop album on Oct. 27, 2014. What was going on in her life at the time? Where was she living? And more importantly, what—and who—were the songs inspired by?

I, for one, have found myself Googling the meaning behind every song as Swift rereleases her first six albums. Each new track isn’t as obvious as “Style,” a track clearly written about a certain ex with the last name Styles, (clever, clever), or “Dear John,” written about an ex whose last name rhymes with Taylor. But what about the others? More context is needed.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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