Sierra Annie Reimagines Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ As Pop-Rock Song (Review)
There’s just something special about Taylor Swift’s “Red,” the titular cut to the superstar’s 2012 studio album. With the help of up-and-comer Sierra Annie, the song gets a pop-rock facelift that should not only delight long-standing Swifties but allow the song to be seen through a different lens.
Annie leaves the song’s signature melody intact, fleshing out the edges with her own vocal potency. She curls the words, vaulting between her lower register and the high-flying chest voice. Her voice is unmistakable; you just know it when you hear it.
“Losing him was blue, like I’d never known / Missing him was dark gray, all alone,” she sings, guitars murmuring in unison. “Forgetting him was like trying to know / Somebody you never met.”
Listen to “Red (Sierra’s Version)” below.
From the pop-punk glory of “Carly” to the sensitive singer-songwriter spin on “Footprints,” Annie zips between genres with agility. She can do it all. Originally from Iowa, she has been making inroads on the local scene as a go-to co-writer and collaborator, positioning herself for superstardom. It’s only a matter of time.
Her standout singles also include “Was It Really Love?” and “Pretty, Sure.”