In this age of the internet, things like “album release” dates get very messy. So when it comes time for me to put together my “fave songs” list, I remember that “Teen Dream” “came out” last winter, when really it just leaked then, and came out in January.
It’s confusing, but basically I mean for you all to know that I don’t mean “a Half” because this song is a “half” song— this song is amazing. It meant a lot last winter, it means a lot now. It’s a great “walking in the snow” song, a white-blinded anthem, a hazy romp. Oh, it’s everything. And I’m still not even sure what the exact words at the end are, but they still convey so much. It’s a masterpiece, through and through. Last year my parents played it on repeat like, a thousand times in a row, and I must admit when I got back to chicago, I did much the same thing.
Walking into a restaurant, hearing this song playing, saying to the waiter,
“This is my Mom’s favorite song.”
Waiter: “Is this album even out yet?”
Me: “No, I don’t think so.”
Waiter: “Your Mom is hot.”