Attention all homophobes: Taylor Swift would love a phrase.
After saying her extremely anticipated new file “Lover,” the singer launched the album’s second single, “You Need To Calm Down,” on Thursday, and it’s the homosexual anthem we by no means knew we wanted.
The upbeat monitor, which clocks in below three minutes, options Swift one way or the other managing to offer a shoutout to the LGBTQ media watchdog group GLAAD, allude to the bigoted protests of Westboro Baptist Church and name out poisonous conduct on the web.
“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,” she sings. ”’Cause shade by no means made anyone much less homosexual.”
Swift defined that the music is directed at those that feed off negativity in our tradition.
“It’s about how 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 need to just calm down, like you’re stressing yourself out,” Swift advised Apple Music of her new single. “This seems like it’s more about you than what you’re going off about. Like, just calm down.”
Earlier this month, Swift shared a letter she wrote to her senator in help of the Equality Act, an modification to the 1964 Civil Rights Act that protects LGBTQ folks towards discrimination on the idea of sexual orientation and gender id. She requested her legion of followers to do the identical.
After the music’s launch, GLAAD acquired an inflow of $13 donations ― an quantity that simply so occurs to be the singer’s favourite quantity.
“Taylor Swift is one of the world’s biggest pop stars,” GLAAD director of expertise engagement Anthony Ramos stated in a press release. “The fact that she continues to use her platform and music to support the LGBTQ community and the Equality Act is a true sign of being an ally. ‘You Need to Calm Down’ is the perfect Pride anthem, and we’re thrilled to see Taylor standing with the LGBTQ community to promote inclusivity, equality, and acceptance this Pride month.”
And Lindsay Lohan isn’t the only one excited concerning the new music.
Swifties in all places ― even those that might have doubted the singer after her disappointing lead single “ME!” ― took to the web to rejoice undisputed bop.
The music video for “You Need To Calm Down” arrives on Monday. Swift defined she wished followers to simply give attention to the music initially.
“I wanted you to hear the song first, then see the video,” the singer wrote. “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.”
Listen to the total monitor beneath.
This article has been up to date to incorporate a GLAAD consultant’s remark.
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