Mary’s Song (Oh My My My)

Tonight Taylor Swift kicks off the UK leg of her 1989 World Tour in Glasgow and I know quite a few friends who are attending the concert. Mary’s Song (Oh My My My) was apparently inspired by the long-lasting marriage of Swift’s neighbours.

I’d pre-recorded the song before leaving for Belgium, and indeed before Taylor Swift made worldwide news yesterday with her open letter to Apple regarding the announcement that in the trial 3-month period of the new Apple Music streaming service artists would not be paid. She explained that she would be withdrawing her 1989 album from the service. Within 24 hours Apple has backed down, with Apple Music executive Eddy Cue tweeting “We hear you, @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple.” Taylor Swift may have millions, but in my opinion she’s quite right: artists should be paid for their work.

Anyway, I hope you like today’s song. There’s more Taylor Swift here, and to hear all of my June songs, click here. If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about why I’m trying to record a piano tune every day here.