Taylor Swift’s Newest Single Explained



Taylor Swift has some words for the haters, her fans and herself on her new single, “You Need To Calm Down.”

Taylor Swift  revealed her seventh studio album

Production credits include Joel Little and Taylor herself, and the song was announced shortly after she revealed her seventh studio album, ‘Lover’ would be dropping in late August.

On “You Need To Calm Down” Taylor hops on a rather pleasant sounding melody to address the more hateful people of the world and her own life lessons. 

  I’ve observed a lot of different people in our society who put so much energy and effort into negativity and it made me feel like, you need to just calm down, you’re stressing yourself out. And there’s more to the song than just a catchy chorus.


Taylor might be alluding to her beef with Kanye West and his wife Kim Kashadian-West following the “Famous” incident a few years back when Taylor said she did not clear her name in West’s song where he alludes to possibly having sex with her, but Kim dropped a video of her doing exactly that. 

Elsewhere, Taylor’s verses on the song are just in time for Pride Month, as she sings about the LGBTQ community while namedropping the organization GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination.  In honor of Pride Month, Taylor started a petition to urge the U.S. Senate to support the Equality Act, which would protect people against discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Taylor’s been encouraging her fans to sign the petition online, explaining quote:


Back on the track, she doubles down on this message of tolerance by mentioning those who protest the Gay Pride parade, and she’s incorporated the rainbow Pride colors in her own recent performances. Then she borrows from black queer ballroom culture by using the term “shade.” 

Shade comes from reading. Reading came first. Then reading became a shade. The shade is I don't tell you-you're ugly, but I don't have to tell you because you know you're ugly. 

 Taylor also takes aim at online trolls, calling out the toxic culture of comparing female celebrities online, while recognizing there's room at the top for everyone. “You Need To Calm Down” jumped to the top of the Popnable song chart only hours after its release, as her fans eagerly wait to see what’s next from Taylor. And based on a cryptic tweet, there could be something “delicious” very soon. 


If you wanna learn more about “You Need To Calm Down,” check out the song page on Popnable.com. 


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