18 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

After years of keeping her political views private, Taylor Swift is standing up and speaking out. “You Need to Calm Down,” the second single from her forthcoming seventh album, follows a series of public appearances and social media posts in which the superstar—clad in Pride-ready rainbow and fringe—implores her senators to support the Equality Act and protect LGBTQ+ rights. “For American citizens to be denied jobs or housing based on who they love or how they identify, in my opinion, is un-American and cruel,” she wrote. The song takes that same protest message and douses it in synths, glitter, and sass—a parade-worthy treatment. She speaks directly to the haters and trolls: “Control your urges to scream about all the people you hate,” she coos. “‘Cause shade never made anybody less gay!” Hear “You Need to Calm Down” now and add Lover to your library—when the album comes out August 23, you'll get the whole thing instantly.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

After years of keeping her political views private, Taylor Swift is standing up and speaking out. “You Need to Calm Down,” the second single from her forthcoming seventh album, follows a series of public appearances and social media posts in which the superstar—clad in Pride-ready rainbow and fringe—implores her senators to support the Equality Act and protect LGBTQ+ rights. “For American citizens to be denied jobs or housing based on who they love or how they identify, in my opinion, is un-American and cruel,” she wrote. The song takes that same protest message and douses it in synths, glitter, and sass—a parade-worthy treatment. She speaks directly to the haters and trolls: “Control your urges to scream about all the people you hate,” she coos. “‘Cause shade never made anybody less gay!” Hear “You Need to Calm Down” now and add Lover to your library—when the album comes out August 23, you'll get the whole thing instantly.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

Iheartchewie ,

People need to chill

Why can’t people just take the music at face value? They’re light hearted, catchy tunes, she doesn’t need to have super deep soul crushing lyrics to make a good album. I don’t think the intention of this album is supposed to be anything more than being happy with yourself, having fun, more love-less hate, and being sort of cheeky. Just go with it! Stop expecting everything to be profound lol.

AlbumreViwer ,

It’s a downhill spiral

It’s been downhill ever since she couldn’t top 1989.

casaholla ,

boring and childish

can we just go back to the period from her debut to 1989 when her music was actually good? ever since look what you made me do her music has just been ugly, and now this is somehow even worse than reputation. both me! and you need to calm down sound like they were written for a disney movie or kidz bop. taylor, please just make good music and stop relying on namepower and extravagant music videos for chart success. sincerely, all of us

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