While this is all very lovely, Swifty’s Canadian fan base may think twice about doing this again after a technical glitch on iTunes meant that an eight second clip of white noise labeled as ‘Track 3’ from her upcoming album 1989, ended up topping the charts.
That’s right, Taylor Swift fans shelled out $1.29 to listen to eight seconds of muffled silence that had absolutely nothing to do with the ‘Shake It Off’ singer.
The mishap has since been sorted by Apple with confusion likely to have been caused by the release of Taylor’s ‘Welcome To New York’ EP yesterday.
‘Track 3’ even managed to beat two actual offerings from the singer which sat at number two and three.
Taylor should perhaps take note, however, that she could quite happily release anything these days and it be a hit.
She’s officially taking over the world.
The full release of Taylor’s first official pop album ’1989′ is due next week, with the 24-year-old seeding several tracks online.
One song, ‘Out Of The Woods,’ was believed to have been inspired by ex Harry Styles, leading to Olly Murs publicly criticising her for not moving on.
Speaking to Australia’s 2DayFM, Murs said: “Come on, let it go. Write something new that isn’t about Harry. Bless him, it’s been like two years and he’s still getting lashed out, isn’t he?”
Responding to comments much like Mr Murs’ about her decision to write about past relationships, Taylor berated the double standards of the music industry.
She said: “You’re going to have people who are going to say, ‘Oh, you know, she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends’.
“But I think frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take. No-one says that about Ed Sheeran. No-one says that about Bruno Mars. [They both write] songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life, and no-one raise a red flag there.”
Murs has since apologised to Taylor for his comments, telling Daily Mail Australia: “I reached out to Taylor around two days ago. I gave her a letter and said, ‘I’m really sorry… It came out wrong. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to make any offence’.
“It always came out that every article says Taylor writes songs and they always link it to Harry, so I was just making a joke and defending my mate.
“There’s one thing – I’m not and I’ve never been sexist. I don’t think that’s right.
“It wasn’t nice what I said, but it was a joke. I didn’t expect it to blow up like it did… The presenters – it was their fault. They were egging me on!”
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