"Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran)" (CD Single)

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Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media
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Tween idols team up on adorable and romantic duet.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Everything Has Changed" is a squeaky-clean and heartfelt duet by superstar Taylor Swift and up-and-comer Ed Sheeran about the overwhelming power of falling in love with someone new. There's no iffy content whatsoever.

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Teen, 15 years old Written bybscgirl August 2, 2013

Everything Has Changed (ft. Ed Sheeran)

it is a lovely song and the video is to cute
Kid, 12 years old June 3, 2017

Amazing and Emotional Song!!

This song is totally cute and meaningful. Great song to play in the car or listen to with your family. Plus, the music video is so sweet! There's no sweari... Continue reading

What's the story?

"EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED" is the sixth single from Taylor Swift's 2012 album Red and features rising British singer-songwriter and One Direction collaborator Ed Sheeran. The hopeful lyrics describe the intrigue and mystery of discovering new romance, much in the same vein as The Beatles' "I've Just Seen A Face," while the music video recalls the innocent longing of preteens depicted in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom.

Is it any good?

Swift's and Sheeran's voices blend together beautifully over a warm acoustic guitar and a surging power-ballad arrangement. The lyrics are universal and non-threatening, yet another testament to Taylor's incredible ability to speak directly to her fan base while maintaining the solid structure of a pop song. The music video is touching, but manages to not be cheesy.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about collaborations. Why do you think Taylor Swift chose to collaborate with the up-and-coming Ed Sheeran on this song? Do you see a similarity in their styles?

  • The music video features children who look like Taylor and Ed falling for each other in elementary school. Why do you think the producers made the choice to use child actors instead of the pop stars themselves?  

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