Tuesday marks one year since Taylor Swift's Red landed in record stores, which is more than too long between new content for the county songstress's diehard fans. Good news for them: The full version of Swift's new song "Sweeter Than Fiction" dropped Monday for her online audience.
The track, which will be used in the closing credits for British film One Chance, was penned by Swift and fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff.
Swift has long veered from her country roots, and considering the contributions from Antonoff, it shouldn't be surprising that "Fiction" is far more pop. Aside from the occasional acoustic guitar strum, Swift spends most of the song backed by synthesizers programmed drums. Although the sound meshes somewhat with the synthpop being popularized by many an indie performer, it fits in more with '80s pop because of emphasis on Swift's vocals. Trust us, we would've liked the electric organ/guitar solo during the final hook to be a bit more amplified. The saccharine-taste of the lyrics is reminiscent of Swift in her "Love Story" mood.
The film itself is about the life of Paul Potts, the winner of the first season of Britain's Got Talent. Potts, a tenor, sang the Puccini aria "Nessun dorma" during his initial appearance on the show, and the video is still among the most-watched on YouTube. His debut album, also titled One Chance, went to no. 1 in the U.K. and eight other countries when it was released during 2007. The film will reportedly follow his struggles to accomplish his dreams of becoming a professional opera performer. It premieres in the U.K. on October 25.