Taylor Swift’s new single, “Sweeter Than Fiction,” was released Monday and is taken from a movie called “One Chance.” In fact, the film title is incorporated into the song’s lyrics. This movie comes from merry old England, and was directed by David Frankel and produced by Simon Cowell. In a nutshell, it tells the tale of a store clerk turned opera singer, named Paul Potts, who gets his big break by winning Britain’s Got Talent.
Swift is quoted in prezhilton.com explaining the song: “Getting to see the struggles and triumphs of someone who never stopped chasing what he was after really inspired me. It’s a beautiful movie and I just wanted to share it with as many people as I could.”
Stylistically, the song is a pop-rocker, built around a slightly surf rock electric guitar intro. It’s not country music -- not that Swift ever was truly a country singer -- but it’s also not electronic dance music inspired either, as was Swift’s latest full-length, "Red." Instead, it’s a light rocker that will have you humming along immediately.