Taylor Swift’s Full Discography (represented here by Fearless, Speak Now, and Reputation)

Ciàra: Fearless. I was in high school when this came out.

Heather: Yeah, same. It’s just such a great album, she never puts out a bad album does she?

Ciàra: But this is so old though.

Heather: Oh my god do you remember (simultaneously) 'Love Story'?

Ciàra: (simultaneously) 'Love Story'. 'Fearless' is a tune.

Heather: She was just a voice for every angsty teenager, every young girl growing up. She was the voice for that and I think she’s such a great pop artist, and the way she writes pop is just genius.

Ciàra: The way she tells stories.

Heather: Yeah, she tells them so in depth but in such a good metaphorical way. I just think a lot of people relate to her.

Ciàra: People only hate her now because she’s so fucking good. They’re jealous. How many tunes does she have?!

Heather: Every one of these is pretty much a tune.

Ciàra: Speak Now. That was a high school one as well.

Heather: Oh, 'Back to December'! I used to listen to that on repeat so much.

Ciàra: This one’s dramatic.

Heather: I feel like with this record she went a bit darker, with 'Haunted', 'Enchanted', 'Back to December'. It was a lot more intense.

Ciàra: 'Mine' is my favourite.

Heather: That was such a big song wasn’t it.

Ciàra: (grabs Reputation) The best one on this…

Heather: 'Getaway Car'…

Ciàra: No! 'Dress'!

Heather: Yes, so good!

Ciàra: In that song there’s things that are like “Oh, fuck, we would do that”. Melodies and stuff that really reminded us of us.

Heather: We take quite a lot of inspiration off this record, especially with the production side of things.

Ciàra: 'Dancing With Our Hands Tied' is so good. I didn’t expect that at all.

Heather: She’s so talented, isn’t she?


Sam’s Town - The Killers

Ciàra: 'For Reasons Unknown' - that’s such a tune. 'Read My Mind'… Aw, I’ve not listened to this album for so long! I like it was well because his voice sounds like Robert Smith but an American version. It’s a really good album. They really created their own sounds.


Everyone That Dragged You Here - Real Friends

Heather: I used to listen to Real Friends quite a lot when I was back in college and I had a pop-punk band. We wanted to be like Paramore and I was the singer, obviously. I listened to Real Friends, Neck Deep, pretty much all of the really mainstream pop-punk bands. There’s something about these guys that I really love. I really love how desperate his voice is, but I’m surprisingly more into the acoustic versions that they do rather than the full band thing because I love when you can hear desperation and honesty in someone’s voice, and the acoustic really brings it out.


The Eagles (Represented by Desperado)

Ciàra: I grew up listening to The Eagles with my mum and dad, I have fun memories. And maybe I’m a drummer because of Don Henley.


Like a Prayer - Madonna

Heather: Overall Madonna is one of the artists that really inspire us and our band. Not just musically but aesthetically and visually I think her vision for the whole world of art is just phenomenal.

Ciàra: She’s very forward thinking.

Heather: She was, wasn’t she?

Ciàra: With fashion and everything.

Heather: And you know she wasn’t really scared and never got threatened by what she was doing. 'Like a Prayer' for instance, that caused so much conversation. We really look up to her, I think she’s a true icon. If anyone says name some icons I will always list Madonna. And I think this album, Like a Prayer, is one of my favourites. But I think my favourite by her is Madonna self-titled.

Ciàra: Yeah that is the best one. You can just listen to that all the way through.


Summertime ’06 - Vince Staples

Ciàra: Vince Staples, amazing. He’s one of my favourite rappers because his voice is really different. I really like his rhythms as well and his songs are different. He’s got really cool bass lines in the songs, that’s why I really like him. 'Norf Norf' is my favourite song.

Check out more photos from the shoot below, along with the awesome video for 'Heavenly'.

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