Taylor Swift has had enough of the BS- homophobia, misogyny, cancel culture, mean tweets, you name it. And if there is one thing she wants the internet to know, it’s that You Need To Calm Down.
Yesterday, Swift held an Instagram live stream and finally released the name of her upcoming album, (“Lover”, to be released August 28th), as well as the name of the second single, “You Need To Calm Down”. The single then hit music stores promptly at 12 a.m.
“You Need To Calm Down” is like nothing Swift has ever released before. It is pop- but it’s her own brand. Just like the sounds of her past album 1989, this latest single from Lover defines itself. Dreamy, upbeat, and filled with finger snaps, “You Need To Calm Down” is two minutes and 51 seconds of ear candy. It is Swift’s most political song yet, using her lyrics to send a swift sucker punch to both those who protest against LGBTQ+ rights and those who hide behind twitter accounts.
Is this song a Certified Bop?: Yes.
D.J. Kay’s favorite lines: “You are somebody that I don’t know/ but you’re taking shots at me like it’s Patron/ and i’m just like damn, it’s seven a.m.” “‘Cause shade never made anybody less gay”