We Got To The Bottom Of All The Hype And Drama Surrounding Taylor Swift's New Album 'Lover'
Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Lover’ is finally here and we’re ready to spill the tea about the drama surrounding its highly anticipated release.
Swift was right, she’s got a BIG reputation.
‘Lover’, Swift’s seventh studio album, has conjured up so much drama and we’re living for it. Sit back and get your fix of the “Bad Blood” singer as we go through a timeline of events that led to the release of ‘Lover’.
June 1 2019:
Swift kicked off Pride Month with a penned letter to Tennessee’s Republican Senator, Lamar Alexander, asking for his support in passing the Equality Act once the bill reaches the U.S. Senate.
“The fact that, legally, some people are completely at the mercy of the hatred and bigotry of others is disgusting and unacceptable,” Swift stated.
Alongside her letter, Swift also created an online petition to support the Equality Act which has close to 500,000 signatures.
June 11 2019:
Peace at last between pop’s leading ladies: Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. The bad blood dates all the way back to 2012 when the two began sparring over backup dancers and ex-lovers. KatyCats and Swifties were shocked when Perry posted a photo of a plate of cookies with the caption “feels good @taylorswift”.
Perry even guest starred in Swift’s ‘You Need To Calm Down’ music video (the second single off her new album) and it got us all in our feels. The beef has been officially squashed.
Oh, did we mention the ENTIRE cast of Queer Eye was in the music video too?!
June 30 2019:
Even though Swift claims she hates the drama, it sure does love her. Scooter Braun, an infamous music manager, whose long list of clients include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and long time enemy Kanye West, had acquired Swift’s master recordings of her past six albums from her previous label Big Machine Label Group.
In a Tumblr post, Swift expressed her dismay over the entire situation stating, “This is my worst case scenario.”
Swift’s Tumblr post was met with mixed messages on social media from both celebrities and fans:
Swift seemed to follow the advice of ex- American Idol star Kelly Clarkson and has decided to re-record her first six-albums to gain control of her masters.
Flash forward to August, Taylor isn’t letting anyone calm her down.
August 8 2019:
Swift graces the cover of the 2019 September issue of Vogue.
Swift addressed topics such as sexism, politics, and her dedication to the LGBTQ community within her interview with Vogue. She wanted to make it clear to her fans, she will no longer be silent.
August 11 2019:
After accepting the Icon Award at the Teen Choice Awards, Swift threw a party to praise each person that helped create the ‘ME!’ and ‘You Need To Calm Down’ music videos with her. Swift woke up to #DrunkTaylor trending on Twitter alongside hundreds of memes and videos of her drunkly dancing from the previous night.
That concludes our rather lengthy timeline of the notable events leading up to the release of Swifts new album.
‘Lover’ is now available on all major steaming platforms. With a whopping 18 songs , this is one of Swift’s longest track lists, there’s bound to be a bop or two you’ll enjoy.