"It’s this gorgeous dogme 95 sound"— Pop artist Alex Kazemi showers praise on Taylor Swift's TTPD track "So High School"

Alex Kazemi showers praises on Taylor Swift
Alex Kazemi showers praises on Taylor Swift's 11 album, The Tortured Poets Department. (Image via Taylor Swift/ Instagram)

In a recent V Magazine article, pop artist, novelist, and creative director Alex Kazemi praised Taylor Swift's new album track, So High School. Kazami dissected the The Tortured Poets Department (TTPD) track, saying how it's a song the musician's "younger contemporaries would salivate for."

“It’s this gorgeous Dogme 95 sound mixed with the painful reality of Swift recalling the grief of the normal high school experiences she sacrificed to pursue her dreams and career. It’s the ‘dark coming of age’ literary genre explored in song form, aiming to levitate the millennial listener to memories of simpler times," Kazami added.

He continued:

“It is also is a great palette to titillate images of pre-internet world zoomers born in the 2000s who are only capable of piecing together this era through films, music, and their algorithmic powered fantasies.”

In addition to praising Swift, Alex also wrote that the song brought back memories of the 2000s.

“A Saturday night in the 2000s. The smell of microwaved butter popcorn, clouds of weed smoke, finding a butterfly clip in your pocket, and an American Pie DVD playing on the TV in a suburban home. It’s not every day these documentarian American Y2K realities are discussed by the biggest household name pop star on the planet and yet, it might be the most important rare cinematic moment out of the entire The Tortured Poets Department Anthology album.”

Taylor Swift released The Tortured Poets Department on April 19, 2024. The album consists of a total of 31 songs, including The Black Dog, Down Bad, Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me, Guilty as Sin, Florida, and But Daddy I Love Him.

“The honesty in her vocal performance"— More details explored about Alex Kazemi as he lauds Taylor Swift’s track

Alex Kazemi is a Canadian creative director, pop artist, and novelist who has authored books such as New Millennium Boyz and Pop Magick. Furthermore, he has also been the Features Editor for King Kon Garçon. Furthermore, he also served as a managing editor for Prim Magazine for three years.

Apart from V Magazine, his other work has also been featured in i-D, Playboy, Resident, King Kong, The New York Observer, Oyster, and Paper. Born in June 1994, Alex resides in Vancouver. Furthermore, he is also known for his short film, Snapchat: Mudditchgirl91, which was featured live on Snapchat.

After the recent release of The Tortured Poets Department, music fans, including Alex Kazemi, have expressed their opinions, as he wrote in the article about her "vocal performance" in So High School, written and produced by Swift and Aaron Dessner.

“The honesty in her vocal performance shows her on an emotional rollercoaster, as you don’t watch but listen to her bite her lips and blush, completely compelled by her own s*xual awakening.”

Taylor Swift announced the release of TTPD at the Grammy Awards as she won the award for her album, Midnights

Taylor Swift announced the release of The Tortured Poets Department, her 11th album, as she took the stage at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on February 4, 2024, to accept the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Midnights.

She also announced that she had started developing the album right after releasing Midnights. For many songs in the album, Swift has collaborated with other artists, such as Post Malone and Florence and the Machine. She also revealed to Cosmopolitan Magazine that she worked on the album throughout the Eras Tour.


As So High School was released globally, other songs such as Fortnight have been receiving a lot of praise from the masses, and many have been sharing the good word about the album, just like Alex Kazemi. Taylor Swift has not responded to Alex’s words on her 22nd track.

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