Both pop and punk are defined by loose sets of aesthetic expectations. “Shake It Off” is a clear example of a dance-pop anthem, centered around a few particularly catchy hooks with lyrics that...
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...ng maintains the sense of female empowerment from the original song while also putting in the context of female-fronted punk band pushing against misogynistic connotations with the genre.
Overall, the Screaming Females manage to make “Shake It Off” their own. Through small changes in melody and formal structure, as well as instrumentation and vocal style, the band reframes Swift’s carefree anthem as a no less powerful pop punk track that capitalizes on the angry vocals of Marissa Paternoster. In their performance, Screaming Females managed to connect convincingly with an underlying passion in Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and express this connection through their punk aesthetic without sounding gimmicky or parodying of the pop track. Instead, the band helps blur the lines between genres and show that they can turn anything into a rocker no matter its pop roots.
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