Taylor Swift recently released her new track titled "You Need to Calm Down" and it is already being loved by netizens not only because of Swift's musical contribution to it but also because of its powerful lyrics. Taking to Instagram to announce the new track, Taylor shared a picture of her bare back with lots of butterflies drawn on it. The official music video will be releasing on 17 June but the lyrical video which is out now is already going viral. With the lyrics of the song addressing homophobia, Twitter users are now calling it an anthem for the Pride month. Katy Perry Ends Her Feud With Taylor Swift and Her Instagram Post Is the Proof.
The song makes references to the abuse faced by those in the gay community and there's also a mention of the word ‘GLAAD’, instead of ‘glad' which is an acronym for Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation in America. The song consists of lyrics like "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?" which show her support to the LGBTQ community.
Here's the lyrical video of the song:
There also other political references in the song that imply Taylor may be referring to the American President Donald Trump. Twitter is going gag over this song for its bold lyrics and here's what they think about it. Taylor Swift Eats in Her Sleep 'Like a Racoon,' Songstress Talks About Sleep-Related Eating Disorder at the Ellen DeGeneres Show (Watch Video).
Y’ALL IN THE BACK HERE THAT? TAYLOR SWIFT JUST SHUT DOWN HOMOPHOBIA, DONALD TRUMP, FAKE FRIENDS, SEXISM, & HATE RHETORIC. I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR YOU MUSTY MF’s COMPLAINING ABOUT TAYLOR BEING “SILENT” ANYMORE. TAKE SEVERAL SEATS. @taylorswift13 #YouNeedToCalmDown
— sami (@sraihane1) June 14, 2019
🌈 Shows support for @glaad
🌈 Lyric: Shade never made anybody less gay
🌈 Lyric: Control your urges to scream about the people you hate
🌈 EA = Equality Act
🌈 Pride flag in cover art pic.twitter.com/eGpcv6jMbD
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) June 14, 2019
TAYLOR IS SO POLITICAL FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS IN YNTCD🌈🥰 #YouNeedToCalmDown
(EA= Equality Act) pic.twitter.com/5hVyR4h7uX
— Caroline✨ (@loverxswiftie) June 14, 2019
WAIT TAYLOR SWIFT REALLY RELEASED AN ANTHEM THAT GOES AGAINST EVERYTHING DONALD TRUMP BELIEVES ON ON DONALD TRUMP’S BIRTHDAY
— $oyah. (@girlandvodka) June 14, 2019
Taylor swift releasing a gay anthem on Donald trump’s birthday is the ultimate power move
— Nazanin 9¾ ✪🏳️🌈 (@enchantednaz) June 14, 2019
The fact that the lyric video is explicitly about gay rights, with multiple references to gender, pride parades, and literally spelling glad as GLAAD likely means that the title itself is a play on bigots saying LGBT should just “calm down” and be less “loud.” #YouNeedToCalmDown pic.twitter.com/ilNceINE75
— Lily ✈️ Avoiding Homelessness (@LilyMeade) June 14, 2019
— davidswift (@davidswift2019) June 14, 2019
Given that the lyrical video has got such an amazing response, we can only imagine what will happen once the song video is out. This song is a part of her new album Lover which will be released on August 23. The album will also include, ME! her last single featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.