Taylor Swift has been repackaging some of her old songs. For this review, I am taking a look at “Message in a Bottle” which was planned to be released on her 2012 RED album but never made it on as a track. It has now become a part of the “Taylor’s Version” of releases. The song is co-written by Swift, music producer Max Martin, and singer Shellback, who also co-produced it.
In 2012, she made a comment hinting at the song to the Daily Beast, saying, “Songs for me are like a message in a bottle. You send them out to the world and maybe the person who you feel that way about will hear about it someday.”
It is a shame that the song did not make it onto the original album as it perfectly matches with her incredible work on RED. This song talks about being far away from the one that you love and brings it to a place where she definitely captures the meaning of long-distance relationships. I think she does an excellent job with the writing of the lyrics and with the performance.
I hope that at some point, Taylor makes an official music video for this song as it definitely captures her unique sound and composition.
You can listen to the lyric video:
Yes, I know I am late to the game.
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