Swifties are presently feeling something however calm.
After asserting the discharge date and title of her upcoming album Lover, Taylor Swift dropped her second single, “You Need to Calm Down,” at midnight on Friday.
The tune concurrently calls out imply keyboard warriors and acts as a Pleasure anthem — simply in time for Pleasure Month.
“Say it in the street that’s a knock out/But you say it in a tweet that’s a cop out,” she says, calling out web trolls. “Snakes and stones never broke my bones,” she continues, earlier than launching into the tune’s refrain.
“You need to calm down/You’re being too loud/And I’m just like oh oh/You need to just stop/Like can you just not step on my gown/You need to calm down,” the lyrics proceed.
The tune takes photographs at anti-Pleasure protestors, calling anti-LGTBQ teams caught within the “dark ages.”
“You are somebody that we don’t know/But you’re coming at my friends like a missile/Why are you mad?/When you could be GLAAD?” Swift sings on the observe, referencing the LGBTQ media group. The tune continues: “Sunshine on the street at the parade/But you would rather be in the dark ages/Making that sign/Must have taken all night.”
“Cause shade never made anybody less gay,” Swift sings.
After a lot anticipation, the famous person, 29, revealed on Thursday throughout an Instagram Reside that her seventh studio album will characteristic 18 tracks.
“So a lot of people, I saw, had a theory regarding the idea of ‘Calm etc. etc.’ I can confirm that I have a new single coming out tonight at midnight. It’s called ‘You Need to Calm Down.’ I’m so excited for you to hear it,” stated Swift, including that the music video will premiere June 17 on Good Morning America. “The video is very worth the wait. There’s a lot going on in the video; I wanted that to be a separate discovery.”
Swift went on to debate the album itself, revealing that the discharge date — Aug. 23 — provides as much as the star’s fortunate quantity, 13: August (the eighth month of the yr), plus two and three.
“This album in tone, it’s very romantic — and not just thematically, like it’s all love songs,” Swift stated. “I think the idea of something being romantic, it doesn’t have to be a happy song. You can find romance in loneliness or sadness or going through a conflict or dealing with things in your life … It looks at things with a very romantic gaze.”
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In late April, Swift launched her first single off Lover, a duet with Brendon Urie titled “MInternet”
One of many many Easter eggs hidden within the observe’s music video included a nod to her new album title and in addition a reference to “You Need to Calm Down.”
“[The fans] make it so fun to make a music video,” Swift shared in May. “Like, when we’re planning a music video and I know that it’ll be really fun for them if we create a scavenger hunt throughout the video. For me, that’s more fun than when I used to make videos and I didn’t try to plant clues. I love this!”