Imagine Dragons turned Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” into a soft-rock spin, according to a Pop Dust report. The band made an appearance at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on Thursday, Feb. 12. They gave the catchy “Blank Space” pop song a soulful power, stripping away at its overproduced elements. Despite the female perspective of Taylor’s song, Imagine Dragons didn’t change the pronouns, giving it a new outlook.
Pop Dust says that fans of the “Blank Space” song won’t confuse the line “I’ve got a long list of ex-lovers” for “I’ve got a long list of Starbucks lovers.” The song was the second single from Swift’s quadruple-selling 1989 album. “Blank Space” is following up to the chart success of Swift’s first single “Shake It Off.”
Several singers and bands have been covering Taylor’s new songs. It look likes Imagine Dragons are the next in. They gave “Blank Space” a sophisticated, rock style. Digital Spy says that Imagine Dragons also mixed the song with snippets of Ben E King’s “Stand By Me.”
Imagine Dragons is currently promoting their new album Smoke + Mirrors, which is scheduled to be released on February 6. The record is a follow-up to the band’s 2013 debut Night Visions, which reached number two on both U.S. and U.K. music charts. Swift’s not the only chart topper in time with songs like “Blank Space.” Imagine Dragons is well-known when it comes to soft-rock and alternative music.
Imagine Dragons will also go on a U.K. arena tour later this year, according to the source. The tour will start at London’s O2 Arena on November 5. It’s unclear whether the band will also cover Taylor’s “Blank Space” single on tour. Imagine Dragons also released their new music video for their single “Shots.”
This band is not the only one to cover one of Swift’s songs. Charli XCX also covered one of the singer’s hits for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. The indie-pop singer put her own twist on Swift’s “Shake It Off” singer earlier this week.
Fans are hoping that Taylor’s new music video for “Style” is as iconic as her music video for “Blank Space.” She’s expected to drop the music video on Friday, February 13. The number 13 is also Taylor’s favorite number. The singer was born on December 13, 1989.
Swift has been shearing snippets of the “Style” music video on her Instagram account. Fans have already enjoyed her music video for “Blank Space,” as it shows a side of Swift they usually don’t get to see. There are high hopes for the “Style” music video, since it’s a fan favorite and it’s one of the most fun songs off the 1989 album.
Taylor has always been a charitable queen, especially when it comes to her own fans. The Inquisitr reports that the singer created a breakup playlist for one of her fans. Taylor Swift called it a “breakup/moving on playlist.” The playlist includes songs by Charli XCX, Misterwives, Montgomery, and Haerts. It’s no wonder why Taylor Swift has so many fans.
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