Taylor Swift’s captivating track, “Hits Different,” which was initially exclusive to physical CDs sold by music retailers, has now made its way to the digital realm on YouTube. Within a mere four hours of its online release, the song has amassed over 500,000 views.
What truly captures the attention of listeners are the song’s poignant lyrics. It navigates the theme of experiencing heartbreak in one verse and finding the strength to move on in the next. As the 33-year-old songstress embarks on her immensely successful Eras tour across the United States, one wonders if she draws inspiration from her own personal experiences. “Hits Different” is feature on her album “Midnights (Til Dawn Edition),” adorned with a haunting image of Taylor on the cover. The album also includes the compelling track “Karma,” featuring a remix with rapper Ice Spice.
Speculations are already running rampant about the subject of the song. In an article on PopSugar, Taylor is hailed as a maestro of breakup songs. However, the piece acknowledges that none of her previous breakup anthems combine “heart-wrenching lyrics and an irresistibly danceable rhythm” quite like “Hits Different.”
So, does the breakup depicted in the song pertain to her recent separation from Joe Alwyn? This assumption may prove inaccurate since news of their split only surfaced in April, while the song was release on her “Midnight” album several months prior to the announcement of their breakup.
Could the song allude to a past relationship before Joe Alwyn? Regardless of its inspiration, one thing remains certain: the lyrics of the song emanate straight from Taylor’s heart.
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