Boys Like Girls’s "Two Is Better Than One" Feat. Taylor Swift


Yay, I have a third May post!

This time I’m going to be writing about the song “Two Is Better Than One” by Boys Like Girls and Taylor Swift. At first, I was surprised they even collaborated and did a song together, because they are two very different artists. Boys Like Girls is more alternative, while Taylor Swift is country. But I really like the outcome; the mix between the two genres sounds really nice.

I think I’m feeling really cheerful this month, because I haven’t really been writing about depressing songs. Which is good, I guess, so that you’ll know that I’m not always depressing!

Anyway, the song. Yes. Now I’ll talk about the song.

The song starts simple, with just guitar and singing. The beginning sounds really Boys Like Girls-ish, very much their style. Especially the falsetto, which is pretty predictable, since that’s also present in Hero Heroine. And then it crescendoes and Taylor Swift comes in and sings in her oh-so-country voice, mixing up the two genres. I guess the song leans more to alternative, but with Taylor’s voice, it just gives the song a country twist.

My favorite part of the song is the climax, where there were lots of drums and guitar and strings, but it’s not too over the top. Then it goes back to the ordinary dynamics and it just makes me feel all calm and warm. And I just like the strings in the background overall. It makes it sound more majestic.

I wish there’s more Taylor in it, because the balance of male and female vocal is off and the male vocal overpowers the female voice. There’s only one part where Taylor sings alone, and maybe she could’ve sang a little in the first part.

Oh, and I have to say that this song is very repetitive. Why do I have to say that? Because repetitive songs gets stuck in my head and I’m warning you to never put it on loop. Trust me, you don’t want to do that.

This is also one of those simple songs, like “If You Could Be Anywhere”, which is my first post of the month. It’s just that Tom Felton‘s song is done in the most simple way, while this one has some climactic moment in it and it has more variety of instruments.

I think that’s it. Nothing else I want to talk about. So after you finish listening to it, please comment and add on to my analysis!


5 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Jamie the Keener said,

    i don’t think you can call your blog a ‘compilation of depressing songs’ anymore, alitha! =D
    and hurry up and upload the song! =) we wants to hear it, precious, yes we does! gollum, gollum!

  2. 2

    Alitha said,

    Haha, I just posted it =)

    I guess not… well, they’re MOSTLY depressing songs… =P

  3. 3

    Jamie the Keener said,

    it’s pretty! …as usual i don’t like mushi-ness, but this song is okay, i guess…it’s not sooo…you know…and the music makes it sound nice. the duet sounds really sweet =D

  4. 4

    Alitha said,

    Haha yes, I know, it’s not that mushy =P Which is ok. I like mushiness, I also like un-mushiness… hehe

  5. 5

    Jamie the Keener said,

    i. can’t. stand. mushy. it makes me sick. really..sick. =P

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