"Blank Space" is a song from the American singer Taylor Swift as part of her fifth album "1989".
The song was released on November 10th, 2014 and recorded in the same year. It was the second single from the album and it's a combination of electropop and minimal pop. It was launched through Republic Records on contemporary hit radio. The track was written by Taylor Swift, Shellback and Max Martin.
"Blank Space" has been compared with the songs from Lorde. It is played in F major and has a tempo of 96 beats per minute.
The single was very well received by the music critics some even describing it as
"the best of Swift's career and easily a candidate for the best pop song of 2014".
The New York Times named the song
"a clever metanarrative".
The song was a commercial success as well and it sold more than 155.000 copies in just one week. It was the third song from the album to reach number one on Hot Digital Songs Chart. This made her the artist with most number one songs on Digital Songs.
It sold over 1.300.000 copies in the United States where it was certified Platinum by the RIAA as well as in New Zealand and Australia. It was certified gold in Mexico and silver in the United Kingdom.
The music video for "Blank Space" was shot in Long Island over three days. It was directed by Joseph Kahn and it drew inspiration from Steven Spielberg's early works and by "A Clockwork Orage". The video features Sean O'Pry as the singer's love interest. It was accidentally released on November 10th, 2014 by Yahoo! .
Taylor Swift first performed "Blank Space" at the American Music Awards and then at "Taylor Swift's 1989 Secret Session", in New York City. She also performed it at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, that took place in London in the same year.
"Blank Space" topped the charts including US Mainstream Top 40, US Adult Top 40 and US Billboard Hot 100. It was also number one in Scotland, Canada and Australia. It reached number two in Greece, New Zealand, South Africa, number four in Israel, Japan and on the UK Singles Chart.
It was also present in top 10 for many other important charts throughout the world.
"Blank Space" has become one of Taylor Swift's most successful songs as gained commercial gratification and the critics' positive feedback. If you want to learn how to play this hit on the piano, simply use the free piano sheet that we provide you on our website.