Zayn & Taylor Swift

I Don't Wanna Live Forever Essentials

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Written for the blockbuster film Fifty Shades Darker, I Don’t Wanna Live Forever marks the return of Taylor Swift for the first time since her 2014 album, 1989. The song was written by Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and Sam Dew, with Antonoff producing the track. It was released without notice on iTunes in early December 2016 and, since then, has landed in the Top 10 on over 30 charts throughout the world.

I Don’t Wanna Live Forever Deconstructed takes a look at the songwriting and production techniques that made this song so successful. A few highlights include:

  • How its infectious hooks were woven into over half of the song’s total composition
  • How instrumentation and energy level shifts complement and accentuate the impact of the narrative
  • What makes this meticulously crafted duet structure so effective
  • How diverse influences are fused throughout the song

About This Report

PRO Edition

Hit Songs Deconstructed reports take a deep dive into the what, how and why behind a current chart-topping hit. These exceptionally comprehensive reports feature a combination of impartial data and insightful analysis illustrated through charts, graphs, and notation.

Essentials Edition

Based on the Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO report, Essentials delivers high-level takeaways through insightful analysis illustrated with charts, graphs and notation, providing readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.

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