Taylor Swift has released “Mean” as the third official single from her triple-Platinum album Speak Now. The song is easily the most country sounding track from the album, and lyrically contains an anti-bullying sentiment that fits in well with the inspirational, self-empowerment pop anthems flooding radio today.
“Mean” cracked the Hot 100 last October when it debuted at No.11 with 163,000 sold after being released as a promo single for Speak Now. Its now been officially sent to country radio, and will serve as the official follow-up to the ballad “Back to December”, which is still making waves after reaching a new peak of No.3 on the Billboard Country Charts just last week.
Speak Now album has already sold over three million copies in the United States, and over four million worldwide — an astonishing feat for a record only just moving onto its third official single. With a handful of future hits waiting to be unleashed (“Sparks Fly”, “Speak Now”), and a current world tour that’s selling out stadiums across Asia, Europe, and America, the success of Speak Now is far from over yet.