Taylor Swift's second single, "You Need to Calm Down," from her upcoming album Lover is here. The American singer-songwriter revealed a lot of details for the Swifties on Insta live stream on Thursday, 13 June.
Promoting the Lover, the seventh studio Album she gave away the August release date. Making significant revelations over the four different deluxe versions ready for its physical release she posted a picture of herself featured among pastel clouds with the name 'Lover' written in the middle.
Even though Swift kept few secrets hidden from us over the release of the official tracklist there seemed to be very less left to uncover as she had earlier spoke of it on Good Morning America. The Reputation star told the video would be out Monday and her album would include 18 songs. More importantly, the voice memos and recording sessions from her song writings, similar to the deluxe editions of 1989 makes this album extremely special.
"I wanted you to hear the song first, then see the video," she explained why she isn't releasing the song and music video together.
"Because the video is very worth the wait. There's a lot going on in the video so I wanted that to be a separate discovery," she added.
It’s in a long line of anti-haters singles from Swift, but this time she’s returning fire not just at her own detractors but dedicating a significant portion of the song to taking on homophobes. The celebrity news cycle in the first two days of Pride Month, “Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD?” she asks, echoing the last phrase for good measure. As the track progresses, she shows her support for GLAAD (as confirmed in the lyric video) and the LGBTQ community.
According to sources Swift's 'Lover' will be released on August 23 also because the songstress is obsessed about her lucky number 13 and this somehow matches up to her lucky date. God knows how!
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