Taylor Swift: “This Love (Taylor’s Version)” & Lady Gaga: “Hold My Hand” (First Reactions)

Got a pair of potential new hits coming your way this week from Grammy-winning pop stars, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga!

See my initial reactions to each down below.

New Music Friday: 05.06.22

“This Love (Taylor’s Version)” by Taylor Swift

Lyrics: https://genius.com/Taylor-swift-this-love-taylors-version-lyrics

0:01 2️ – This marks the second re-released track from Taylor Swift’s 1989 album. It follows “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” released last year for the Spirit Untamed movie trailer. “This Love TV” was used in the trailer for the upcoming Amazon Prime series, The Summer I Turned Pretty.

0:13 πŸ‘ This new version already sounds crisper than the original with a more indie feel to it.

0:20 ⛱️ I like the scenery chosen for the lyric video. Makes me want to sit near the docks by the beach to contemplate life, meditate, or to even just watch the waves crash along the shoreline.

0:45 🀩 Swift’s vocals have matured more since the original recording back in 2014. I love her soothing vocal delivery!

2:13 ☺️ I love how the screen briefly flashes/brightens at this 2nd chorus moment.

2:45 πŸ™ŒπŸ½ This part is very “raise your hands to the sky” worthy!

3:35 πŸ’– If you have rekindled a romance recently after previously breaking up, then this song will definitely resonate the most with you. Feel free to share it with your lover right now!

4:07 βœ… Yay! Another song off the checklist of songs that Miss Swift has to re-record! So amazing to see the photographic copyright sign attached to her name! Can’t wait to hear more as we get closer to 1989 TV being released!

πŸ€” Perhaps something will get dropped next week in what’s the only Friday the 13th this year!?

What The Artist Said:

“Hold My Hand” by Lady Gaga

Lyrics: https://genius.com/Lady-gaga-hold-my-hand-lyrics

0:01 🎡 Grammy-winning artist, Lady Gaga released her official theme song for the highly anticipated upcoming Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, in theaters on May 27th! The upcoming motion picture soundtrack will feature her song among others including the original Kenny Loggins hit, “Danger Zone” and songs from OneRepublic and actor Miles Teller just to name a few.

0:13 πŸ₯Ί Aww, the first two lines will hit you right in the feels already. “Hold my hand, everything will be okay.”

0:23 😊 The first verse is like a ball of warmth. Makes you want to hug someone and console them from the stresses or pains and sorrows they have felt in the past.

0:47 πŸ‘€ πŸ’“ That undying support staring into the camera moment!

0:51 🎹 Love when Gaga passionately sings while playing the piano out on the open tarmac like that!

1:05 πŸ™ŒπŸ» That classic hands swaying in the air kind of feeling right here. Feel free to shed tears of joy in this part too.

1:46 😎 Gaga looks cool in that flight jacket.

2:26 πŸ§‘πŸ½β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸ½ Post-chorus makes you want to hold a friendly stranger’s hand in concert. That collectively shared euphoria!

2:40 🀘 The movie clips as seen in the music video look epic! Who here is planning on seeing the film in theaters? Comment below!

3:03 πŸ€— Aww, comforting lyrics for the bridge section:
I know you’re scared and your pain is imperfect
But don’t you give up on yourself
I’ve heard a story, a girl, she once told me
That I would be happy again

3:10 πŸ›©οΈ 🎸 Another amazing moment as a plane whisks by Gaga on piano overhead. Love the guitars playing in the background at this part.

🎞️ Get the official Hold My Hand merch, here.

What The Artist Said:

What do you think about this week’s selections? Comment your feelings below!

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