November 13, 2022
I’m remarkably excited to announce the release of taylor 2.0.0. taylor provides data on Taylor Swift’s discography, including lyrics from Genius and song characteristics from Spotify.
You can install it from CRAN with:
This blog post will highlight the major changes in this release, including the addition of data from Midnights.
The most important update is the addition of data from Midnights.
You can now find Spotify data and lyrics for all 23 songs in
The Target-exclusive tracks (“Hits Different,” “You’re On Your Own, Kid (Strings Remix),” and “Sweet Nothing (Piano Remix)”) are not yet on Spotify.
For now, only lyrics are available for these tracks.
Spotify audio data will be added if and when these tracks get added to Spotify.
library(tidyverse) taylor_all_songs %>% filter(album_name == "Midnights") #> # A tibble: 23 × 29 #> album_name ep album_re…¹ track…² track…³ artist featu…⁴ bonus…⁵ promotio…⁶ #> <chr> <lgl> <date> <int> <chr> <chr> <chr> <lgl> <date> #> 1 Midnights FALSE 2022-10-21 1 Lavend… Taylo… <NA> FALSE NA #> 2 Midnights FALSE 2022-10-21 2 Maroon Taylo… <NA> FALSE NA #> 3 Midnights FALSE 2022-10-21 3 Anti-H… Taylo… <NA> FALSE NA #> 4 Midnights FALSE 2022-10-21 4 Snow O… Taylo… Lana D… FALSE NA #> 5 Midnights FALSE 2022-10-21 5 You're… Taylo… <NA> FALSE NA #> 6 Midnights FALSE 2022-10-21 6 Midnig… Taylo… <NA> FALSE NA #> 7 Midnights FALSE 2022-10-21 7 Questi… Taylo… <NA> FALSE NA #> 8 Midnights FALSE 2022-10-21 8 Vigila… Taylo… <NA> FALSE NA #> 9 Midnights FALSE 2022-10-21 9 Bejewe… Taylo… <NA> FALSE NA #> 10 Midnights FALSE 2022-10-21 10 Labyri… Taylo… <NA> FALSE NA #> # … with 13 more rows, 20 more variables: single_release <date>, #> # track_release <date>, danceability <dbl>, energy <dbl>, key <int>, #> # loudness <dbl>, mode <int>, speechiness <dbl>, acousticness <dbl>, #> # instrumentalness <dbl>, liveness <dbl>, valence <dbl>, tempo <dbl>, #> # time_signature <int>, duration_ms <int>, explicit <lgl>, key_name <chr>, #> # mode_name <chr>, key_mode <chr>, lyrics <list>, and abbreviated variable #> # names ¹album_release, ²track_number, ³track_name, ⁴featuring, …
Midnights has also been added to
A user score provided by Metacritic has also been added to this data.
taylor_albums #> # A tibble: 14 × 5 #> album_name ep album_release metacritic_…¹ user_…² #> <chr> <lgl> <date> <int> <dbl> #> 1 Taylor Swift FALSE 2006-10-24 67 9.2 #> 2 The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection TRUE 2007-10-14 NA NA #> 3 Beautiful Eyes TRUE 2008-07-15 NA NA #> 4 Fearless FALSE 2008-11-11 73 8.4 #> 5 Speak Now FALSE 2010-10-25 77 8.7 #> 6 Red FALSE 2012-10-22 77 8.5 #> 7 1989 FALSE 2014-10-27 76 8.2 #> 8 reputation FALSE 2017-11-10 71 8.3 #> 9 Lover FALSE 2019-08-23 79 8.4 #> 10 folklore FALSE 2020-07-24 88 9 #> 11 evermore FALSE 2020-12-11 85 8.9 #> 12 Fearless (Taylor's Version) FALSE 2021-04-09 82 8.9 #> 13 Red (Taylor's Version) FALSE 2021-11-12 91 9 #> 14 Midnights FALSE 2022-10-21 94 9 #> # … with abbreviated variable names ¹metacritic_score, ²user_score
Finally, a new color palette inspired by the Midnights album cover has been added to the
album_palettes, and the
package website has been updated with a new theme and logo, also inspired by the album cover.
This palette can be used inside any of the
taylor_album_songs %>% filter(album_name == "Midnights", !is.na(energy)) %>% mutate(track_name = fct_inorder(track_name)) %>% ggplot(aes(x = energy, y = fct_rev(track_name))) + geom_col(aes(fill = track_name), show.legend = FALSE) + scale_fill_taylor_d(album = "Midnights") + labs(x = "Song Energy (From Spotify)", y = NULL)
In addition to adding Midnights to
taylor_album_songs, other audio data has also been updated.
Spotify has updated the audio data for
Red (Taylor’s Version) and
“Renegade” (Taylor’s feature with Big Red Machine) since the last release.
These data sets have been updated to reflect these changes accordingly.
There were also a number of minor improvements:
- Additional singles and remixes have been added to
taylor_all_songs: “Lover (Remix)” with Shawn Mendes; “Carolina” from the Where the Crawdads Sings soundtrack; Ed Sheeran’s “The Joker and the Queen;” Taylor’s cover of Earth, Wind, and Fire’s September; and “Three Sad Virgins” from Saturday Night Live.
- This Love (Taylor’s Version) has been added as a non-ablum song. Presumably, this song will eventually move to 1989 (Taylor’s Version).
- The album color palettes have been slightly tweaked to better capture the vibe of each album, rather than just pulling colors from the cover.
See the changelog for a complete list of changes.