Breakup song expert, watercolor savant and general Bad Bitch Taylor Swift has now debuted in a whole new world: journalism. The multi-platinum singer has penned an essay for the Wall Street Journal on a topic near and dear to her heart: the future of the music industry. And wouldn't you know it, it's an optimistic glance forward, seen through rose-colored glasses (no word on whether they're hipster glasses).
In the essay, she writes that the future of music is in the hands of the artists and fans able to form strong bonds with one another, similar to finding the love of your life (she speaks from experience, kind of).
Easy though it may be to be skeptical (after all, Swift has sold a bajillion records and basically is the music industry at this point), Swift actually raises a number of thought-provoking feelings regarding the nature of celebrity in 2014 and the power of "fans," that monolithic mass of millions that made Red the best-selling album of the 2010s.
You can read the entire essay over at the Wall Street Journal, but for the full breakdown of the piece, check the video above, and keep it locked to Complex News for the rest of today's music stories.