First 'Scratchy Singles Club' release on limited edition pink vinyl for Record Store Day
'I like Taylor Swift too and I don't care what you think.. bit of an instant classic' John Kennedy, Radio X
'A chunk of pop-rock with a dash of humour.. Reminds me of Fountains of Wayne" Gary Crowley, BBC London
“A golden voice” - Consequence Of Sound
I Like Taylor Swift is a sub-3-minute powerpop rock’n’roll anthem channelling the licks of Fountains Of Wayne and Weezer which tells of Coach Hop brainchild Charlie Laurence’s ‘fondness’ for the Country Queen Pop Music Maven, Taylor Swift, using a tongue-in-cheek humour that’s more disarming than it is distracting.
On the surface, I LikeTaylor Swift is a lovesong to the titular popstar but upon closer inspection, is an observation on the state of the modern music industry, “In the song I admit I haven’t really listened to much of her music but I’m inundated with images and stories about her” says Charlie. Throughout the song it verges on an admission that it’s not cool to like Taylor Swift but in his trademark style, Charlie doesn’t care what anyone else thinks, as he sings “I like Taylor Swift and I don’t care who knows it, it’s not a guilty pleasure, it’s just a normal pleasure.”
The accompanying video is a ‘state of the art’ animated affair using techniques that are an industry first, produced by Charlie’s brother, and BBC Creative’s Head of Design Lawrence Honderick and Sam Humphries.
The release’s B-side; Everything’s Fine is a subversive and evocative social commentary that expresses Charlie’s acerbic wit and lookon life with the lyric: “They say every cloud has a silver lining but I'm not a believer. I'm not gonna be bitter about it, but I don't have to be happy about it either. Everything's fine, and nothing's gonna be alright.”
Release Date: 21st April 2018