Song Title: Begin Again
Artist: Taylor Swift
Date of release: October the 1st 2012
Description: ” Begin Again ” is by Taylor Swift ( Taylor Alison Swift ), the American singer-songwriter. The song was written by Taylor Swift.Production for the single by Dann Huff, Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift.
Dann Huff is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. At the Country Music Association Awards in both 2001 and 2004 he won Musician of the Year.
Nathan Chapman is an American record producer who works mainly in the country music genre. He is best known for working with Taylor on her Albums, Fearless, Speak Now, Red and 1989. At the Grammy Awards in 2010 and again in 2016 he won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for producing Taylor’s Albums Fearless and 1989.
” Begin Again ” was released as a promotional single on the 25th of October 2012 by record label Big Machine Records ( the independent Nashville based American record label for country and pop artists ) and taken as the second single from Taylor’s fourth Album Red.
Lyrically the song is about Taylor falling in love again after being in a relationship that failed. Taylor said the lyrics are ” about when you’ve gotten through a really bad relationship and you finally dust yourself off and go on that first date after a horrible breakup, and the vulnerability that goes along with all that”
The song received critical acclaim from music critics, may praising her songwriting ability. Billy Dukes wrote in Taste of Country ” a cleansing breath that hopefully foreshadows the true tone of her album “. He gave Taylor a four star rating out of five .
The Boot said that the story that Taylor pained with the lyrics was ” sweet ” and the song was a ” beautiful ballad ” with Natasha Shankar writing for sheknows said it was ” not a busy song, with simple instrumentals and a focus on her beautiful, angelic country voice “, adding ” The delicate guitar playing throughout, accompanied by a soft-spoken Taylor, made for a bittersweet song about moving on from a difficult past love and falling into the arms of a new one “.
The accompanying music video was shot at the Île de la Cité in Paris. It is one of two remaining natural islands on the river Seine in the city of Paris, the other the Île Saint-Louis. Taylor can be seen at the beginning of the video standing on the bridge looking across the water, remembering a lost love.
” Begin Again ” was a commercial success for Taylor. In the United States the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number 7, after its second week it fell to number 52 and spent a total of 20 weeks on the chart there.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK chart on the 6th of October 2012 and reached a peak of number 30. It spent 1 week in the top 40 and a total of 2 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 7
UK Highest Chart Position: 30
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 20, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 4, Canada Country (Billboard) 7, Ireland (IRMA) 25, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 11, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 35
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/TaylorSwift