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
What is the difference between PRO and Essentials?
Think of the PRO Report as the novel and the Essentials Report as “Cliffs Notes”.
Utilized at by the music industry and universities around the world, the PRO Report provides 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, and provide readers with an in-depth understanding of the hit songwriting and production techniques involved in crafting the song.
A PRO subscription includes the monthly PRO Report, the Essentials Report, the quarterly Genre and Trend Reports, access to the IMMERSION searchable database and the IMMERSION trend module.
The Essentials Report is a streamlined version of the PRO Edition developed specifically for the individual songwriter, producer and music industry professional. Key points and insightful analysis are illustrated through charts, graphs and commentary, providing you with an understanding of what made the song a hit at the compositional level.