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You Need to Calm Down – Taylor Swift

“You Need to Calm Down” Taylor Swift: Podcast Transcript 0-0:09 (opening): Miss Americana: Barbara Walters “Taylor Swift is the Music Industry” 0:09-0:31 (Narrator): Taylor Swift is the music industry just about sums it up. An artist at her level,… Continue Reading →

Third Listen: “You Need to Calm Down”

“Pop music has been a sanctuary and playground, and there’s an expectation that pop stars, particularly female pop stars, will nurture and honor it” (Ganz.) “Here, Swift purposely spelled glad with two A’s, referring to pro-LGBTQ media organization GLAAD (Gay… Continue Reading →

Second Listen: “You Need to Calm Down”

Similarly to “You Need to Calm Down”, right after the 2020 elections Swift released a song titled “Only the Young” which though is not political in the sense or LGBT rights, but it represents another part of President Trump’s administration… Continue Reading →

First Listen: “You Need to Calm Down”

“You Need to Calm Down” was released on Taylor Swift’s Lover album back in 2019. The song was released leading up to the 2020 elections, and right after the November 2018 elections when Swift endorsed Phil Bredesen, a Democrat running… Continue Reading →

Proposal Fall ’23

Song 1: The Man: Taylor Swift (music video analysis as well) – would prefer to do this This song, though the original message seems to be upfront and obvious, there are many hidden messages – especially in the music video…. Continue Reading →

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