Taylor Swift Premieres New Music Video for “You Need To Calm Down” featuring Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Reynolds, Katy Perry & More
- Last week, American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her latest song “You Need To Calm Down” from her upcoming seventh studio album “Lover”, which is set to drop on August 23rd.
Followed by, she premiered a new music video for the song, directed by Drew Kirsch and Taylor Swift herself.
The video features Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Reynolds, Laverne Cox, Dexter Mayfield, Ciara, RuPaul, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita, Billy Porter, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, Hayley Kiyoko, Chester Lockhart, Adam Rippon, Hannah Hart, Queer Eye's Fab Five (Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Tan France) and Katy Perry.
She cheers to LGBTQ people on the clip. “OKAY SO the YNTCD video is officially out!! First things first, I want to say that my co-stars in this video are AMAZING. Please celebrate this video by supporting their work, following them, and going to see them perform. I’m SO grateful to everyone who lent their time to this video and SO EXCITED I ACTUALLY DO NEED TO CALM DOWN.”
She said of the song in an interview with Apple Beats 1, “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. This seems like it’s more about you than what you’re going off about. Like, just calm down.”
Taylor Swift told Capital FM about Kary Perry, "She and I have been on good terms for a while. She sent me a really nice note and an olive branch to my tour when it started a while ago. From that point on, we've been on good terms. Then we saw each other at a party and walked up to each other and hugged it out and talked about things."
She continued, "Something felt so much lighter about my life when things became really good between us, and we've been fine for a while.
We wanted to make sure that was solid between us, before we made the public aware.
We'd grown past allowing ourselves to be pitted against each other."
- source : CNN