It won't be hard to find your office playlist for the rest of the week. As we rolled out of bed this morning, the birds seemed especially chirpy, our breakfast seemed especially flavorful, and our coffee especially superb, all because today, Taylor Swift's music has officially returned to Spotify.
You probably remember a few years ago, when Taylor Swift had her original feud with music streaming services who gave users an option to not pay for their listening experience (Spotify, included), and she pulled all of her music from them just ahead of the release of her 1989 album.
In an open letter for the Wall Street Journal, she wrote: "Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is."
Apple Music and Swift came to a similar conclusion when Apple decided to not pay writers, producers, or artists during their intial three-month trial. However, when the tech giant backtracked later on on that policy, the singer partnered and exclusively streamed with them, even making a documentary about her "1989 World Tour" for the company.
But now, after three years of withholding her music, her entire back catalog has returned to our fave streaming service, and there's never been a more important time to impulse by Spotify Prime.
A representative told Billboard that Swift's music would also be returning to Tidal, Amazon Prime Music, and all other streaming services.
Not-so-conveniently, however, Katy Perry (Swift's notorious frenemy. Or actually just enemy, in this case) released her brand new album "Witness" on Thursday night, too--the same night that Tay Tay dropped her huge Spotify news. This follows the release of Perry's "Swish Swish" a couple of weeks ago, that everyone took as her fiesty response to Swift's "Bad Blood." Maybe it's petty on Tay's part, maybe it's brilliant, or maybe it's just a really, really, really big coincidence. Whichever it is, we don't think it's going to help their bad blood anytime soon.
On the bright side, no matter which app you choose to jam out to the rest of the day, you can be sure that T-Swift (as well as Katy Perry) will be right there with you.