As the fourteenth track on the album, Swift wrote and produced the song with Joel Little , who also co-wrote and co-produced her previous single " Me! The music video was released on June 17, featuring an ensemble cast , directed by Swift and Drew Kirsch, and executive-produced by Swift and Todrick Hall. It debuted at the second spot on the Billboard Hot , becoming the second consecutive top-two single from Lover , thus tying Swift with Madonna for the most number-two hits in the chart's history; it is also Swift's record-extending sixteenth top-ten debut on the chart. On August 20, , a Clean Bandit remix of the song was released. The first verse is about trolls and cancel culture.
She’s using Pride as a fashion statement or marketing ploy
She's queerbaiting fans
By Kelby Vera For Dailymail. But Olympian Adam Rippon revealed he had no clue about the pop star's message before filming his cameo last year. Not a close friend of Taylor's, Rippon wasn't exactly sure why he was asked to join, jokingly boiling it down to: 'I guess I'm just famous. Ice king: The champion figure skated makes a brief cameo in the music video, seen making Sno-Cones while wearing a fabulous mesh crop top. Clueless: 'When we shot the music video we did not hear the song,' he revealed in an interview on Hot And Rich with comedian Cait Raft on Wednesday. The video was so top-secret that there were two helicopters circling above to make sure there were no spies or paparazzi in sight.
Release me, captor! But these words are also a quote from a interview with Cher. So, maybe Cher will be featured on Lover. Or, this could just be an homage to the iconic Cher quote. A bowl of 13 dice were mysteriously placed on a table. Fans wasted no time in playing the numbers game. We stan a blue-eyed legend. This sounds like a song title to me.
And yet, many critics wondered why it took so long for Swift to speak up about gay rights. Instead of sharing her views earlier in her career, at a time when LGBTQ issues were less mainstream, why did she wait until , when polls have shown that more Americans than ever are supportive of the community's advancement? And considering the single's function in the rollout of her new album "Lover," the song's opponents also have wondered whether Swift is trotting out her support as a conveniently-timed promotional tactic. Critics also pointed to the video's headline-grabbing final scene, in which Swift and her former frenemy Katy Perry hug and make up, as a distraction from the video's entire LGBTQ-centric point. Meanwhile, writing for the Independent, Nathan Ma argued that, instead of spoofing the rural working class in her video, Swift could have directed her criticism at a more powerful group -- politicians that support anti-LGBTQ legislation. Or the president himself, who has repeatedly demonized transgender people and limited their access to the resources they need?