By Asaf Peres
PREVIEWING is another common technique used by Max Martin and many other songwriters and producers. Note how the last phrase of the prechorus in Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" (2014) previews the first phrase of the chorus so that it sounds instantly familiar.
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