After the announcement of Taylor Swift’s 7th studio album being called Lover, she dropped a new single called “You Need to Calm Down” and to be honest, we are not calm!
The song is an instant anthem for a lot of people as it calls out people for being ignorant and uses lines like
“You just need to take several seats and then try to restore the peace,”
And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate”
“You Need To Calm Down” spreads a mesage without being too preachy and also allows others to feel accepted.
The bridge comes in strong and shuts down people who try to pit woman against each other, there’s enough limelight to go around!
And we see you over there on the internet
Comparing all the girls who are killing it
But we figured you out
We all know now we all got crowns
You need to calm down
Beats 1 posted a video where Swift talks about the inspiration for the song saying:
I’ve observed a lot of different people in our society who just put so much energy and effort into negativity and it just made me feel like… you just need to calm down, you’re stressing yourself out. This seems more like it’s about you than what you’re going off about… just… calm down.
The lyrics address many different topics, such as people taking cheap shots on twitter vs in real life, how people get so worked up about others being gay. She even highlighted the E and A in words to stand for the Equality Act.
and she changed the spelling of glad to GLAAD, which is a LGBQT acceptance and advocate organization.
Listen to “You Need to Calm Down” and let us know what you think!