Love is a battlefield, and nobody emerges without collecting some scars along the way. Most of us try to maintain the necessary courage to stay in the fight, but few of us can recount love’s combat stories quite as tunefully as young Taylor Swift.
Case in point: Swift’s “Sparks Fly,” which is now the CountryBreakout Chart’s No. 1 song. Many of us inevitably fall for someone who probably is bad news, but trying to resist those intangible “sparks” is next to impossible. Amazingly, Swift was playing a version of this song around five years ago when she was 16 years old, but had never recorded it until her 2010 album Speak Now. The song’s video relives the vivid spectacle that is the Taylor Swift live experience, with tons of footage from her globe-conquering Speak Now Tour.
Somehow between sell-out world tours and recording multi-platinum albums, Swift still finds time to do things like introducing her signature fragrance Wonderstruck, which is in stores now. She’ll also have a special album, Speak Now World Tour: Live, a CD/DVD package of her tour performances available Nov. 21 just in time for the holidays. Before that, she’ll perform live Nov. 9 on the CMA Awards, where she’s nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist, Album (Speak Now), Music Video (“Mean”), and Song of the Year (“Mean”).