Everything You Missed In Taylor Swift’s ‘You Need To Calm Down’ Video
Taylor Swift has released a playful music video for “You Need To Calm Down”, the second single off her upcoming seventh album “Lover”.
The video features countless celebrity cameos and celebrates the LGBTQ community. From the cast of “Queer Eye” to iconic drag queens from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, we point out every single star Taylor included in her video.
We break down all the hidden meanings and Easter eggs you might have missed. From possibly shading President Donald Trump, to foreshadowing Taylor’s long-awaited reconciliation with famous frenemy Katy Perry, “You Need To Calm Down” is full of subtle references.
We explain why Taylor includes a nod to everyone from Beyoncé to Ariana Grande, and also point out where Taylor’s latest Instagram clues appear in the video.
The song and video celebrates unity and individuality, with Taylor showing solidarity with her fellow female musicians as well as the LGBTQ community as a whole. “You Need To Calm Down” is Swift’s first musical effort at politics, and it likely won’t be her last.
How does the video end and what message is conveyed?
American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released the much-awaited music video for her latest single “You Need To Calm Down” on 17th June. The video, directed by Drew Kirsch and Swift herself, has garnered over 80 million views on YouTube in just a few weeks. Here is a closer look at everything that fans might have missed in the visually stunning video.
The video opens with Swift waking up in a bright and colorful trailer park decorated with rainbow images and flags. This LGBTQ+ imagery sets the tone for the song, which is a tribute to the community. It also features cameos from several queer celebrities such as Tan France, Laverne Cox and Ellen DeGeneres, who wear shirts with messages of love and support.
The trailer park, called “Trailer Town,” is also home to several other notable cameos including RuPaul, the cast of Queer Eye, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. These famous faces are shown engaging in activities such as cornhole and ice cream eating competitions, highlighting the playful, fun and positive vibe of the video.
Swift also addresses her ongoing feud with fellow singer, Katy Perry, in the video. The two are shown dressed as a burger and fries, respectively, hugging and reconciling after years of public differences. This clever and cheeky visual was an excellent way for Swift to put their quarrel behind them and showcase unity.
The video draws attention to the consequences of online trolling and cyberbullying, an issue that Swift is all too familiar with. In one scene, the trailer park is surrounded by protesters, while another depicts a social media comment section as a place of negativity and hate.
Swift and her fellow pop star, Todrick Hall, are seen relaxing in a pool, with Hall wearing a shirt that reads “I’m a Mess,” which could be a nod to his recent collaboration with Bebe Rexha. Swift also dances on the snack bar in the pool area, dressed in a pink and green iridescent jumpsuit.
The video ends with a message of love and acceptance, urging viewers to sign an online petition in support of the Equality Act, which is meant to protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination.
In conclusion, “You Need To Calm Down” music video from Taylor Swift is a bright and vibrant representation of the LGBTQ+ community and a call to arms for unity, peace, and love. It showcases the need to embrace diversity and highlights the harm of cyberbullying, all through a visually stunning production, full of hidden and overt messages. It is a great addition to Swift’s discography and advocacy, and a step towards a more inclusive society.