Listen to “Sweeter Than Fiction,” Taylor Swift’s sugary pop gem from the “One Chance” soundtrack.
Taylor Swift sure does love contributing to movie soundtracks! Just last year, Tay appeared on The Hunger Games soundtrack in the haunting “Safe & Sound,” and now she’s lending her vocal hustle to “Sweeter Than Fiction,” a bubbly, ’80s-tinged, so-sugary-it-might-as-well-have-come-out-of-Taylor’s-hyper-active-kitchen track, slated to appear on the One Chance soundtrack.
Listen to Taylor Swift’s “Sweeter Than Fiction” after the jump.
Cowritten by fun.’s Jack Antonoff and inspired by singer and “Britain’s Got Talent” winner Paul Potts, “Sweeter Than Fiction” is flanked by sparkling, ’80s-influenced synths and a simple melody line. Gone are the grimy, dub step-lite influences we heard in “I Knew You Were Trouble.” — instead, “Sweeter Than Fiction” sonically skews toward songs like Taylor’s uptempo “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “Red.”
As the synths sweep and the drums kick to high gear, Taylor casually coos: “There you stand, 10 feet tall/ I will say, ’I knew it all along’/ Your eyes are wider than distance/ This life is sweeter than fiction.”
“Sweeter Than Fiction”? More like: sweeter than all the baked goods that come out of Taylor Swift’s oven!
“Sweeter Than Fiction” is a masterfully crafted pop song that should do a killer job of soundtracking any and all uplifting moments in “One Chance.” (We’re thinking that “OMFG” moment when Paul learns he’s won the competition?!)