Drake Might Be Trying to Make Taylor Swift More Edgy
Just when you thought Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry were 2016's most unfairly dominant duo, the pop culture gods step in to remind you that there are no rules anymore. According to sources at UK publication The Sun, Taylor Swift has enlisted the aid of Drake to give her upcoming album a more hip-hop oriented sound.
"Taylor is always looking at ways to grow as an artist and really wants to try something different and unexpected for the next album," The Sun reports their source as saying. “She’s not afraid of experimenting so is working with a lot of different faces to see if she suits a new sound," the source continued. "The remix of her song 'Bad Blood' had a less pop vibe — especially once Kendrick Lamar featured on it — and was a big hit, so she thinks her fans will like her going in this direction."
The Sun also reports that Drizzy has written with Swift, produced some tracks and even given his vocals to one song. The result, according to the source, is a "real mix of edgier hip-hop and R&B sounds.” In other words, Swift is going for the chip.
Based on Swift's track record of chart-topping dominance, this direction will probably lead her to incredible success. Throughout her time as arguably America's biggest star, Swift has become the music world's Braniac—absorbing bits and pieces of information from different worlds before utilizing them to their fullest effect. Her first conquest was the country music landscape. The next was the world of pop music, which she began with her 2014 album, 1989.
Throughout his career, Drizzy has exhibited similar stylistic malleability, melding together the worlds of rap and R&B like none before him and becoming nearly as big a star as Taylor. With this in mind, their collaboration makes plenty of sense, and if this rumor is true, the masses could end up copping T. Swift's new project quicker than you can say "Jumpman."
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