Taylor Swift started her career in country music, but, believe it or not, even while she crooned about “Tim McGraw” and strutted across the stage in sequin cowboy boots, she was a rubber-bracelet-wearing, Hot Topic-graphic-tee-buying teen who was actually into bands from the Warped Tour scene.
During fall 2008, around the release of her sophomore album Fearless, 19-year-old Swift started documenting her crazy touring life, recording and editing video blogs to post on her MySpace page. Naturally, she used her favorite songs at the time to soundtrack the videos. For her Thanksgiving 2008 vlog, her jam was “About A Girl” by the Academy Is… In the video’s description she wrote, “All put to the musical brilliance of William Beckett/TAI.”
Also in 2008, during an episode of MTV's short-lived reality series Once Upon A Prom, Swift and her best friend Abigail wore Boys Like Girls merch: Abigail donning a light-pink graphic tee and Swift rocking a purple and gold BLG logo zip-up.
Taylor Swift ended up collaborating with BLG lead Martin Johnson on a lovey-dovey, acoustic duet titled “Two Is Better Than One” for the band’s second studio album, Love Drunk.
With the announcement of Swift’s sixth album, Reputation, which features black-and-white, goth-like album art, and much joking that the new release will be hardcore or rock — not to mention the release of her new single and the sharp turn she took with her sound — we can’t help but think Tay might tap into her emo/scene days for some inspo on the new record.