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Taylor Swift’s Lover Album Review

We all know the radio hits “You Need to Calm Down” and “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie, but have we all taken the time to listen to the rest of T-Swift’s bangers in her new album Lover? Unlike her typical break-up songs of vengeance, Taylor surprised us all with a variety of songs that are both painfully real, yet empowering.

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While “ME!” is the typical Taylor Swift shade throwing song, songs such as “You Need to Calm Down” are about acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, “Cruel Summer, ” “Paper Rings,” and “Death by a Thousand Cuts” possess deeper meanings and topics that need to be talked about. I would argue that this is easily one of Taylor’s best albums, primarily due to the variety of topics this album consists of. Although the album in its entirety is a beautiful work, I would mainly like to focus on the three songs I have listed above.

“Cruel Summer,” although a bittersweet song, is one that will undoubtedly have you screaming the lyrics at the top of your lungs. This is one of the few songs from the album where she repeatedly uses the color blue as a symbol for how she feels. The song ends with her screaming out the truth about someone she wants but cannot have, essentially showing us her release of what she’s been holding back. “Death by a Thousand Cuts” also describes losing of a loved one. While “Cruel Summer” doesn’t really express that the relationship was a breakup, “Death by a Thousand Cuts” does. While “Death by a Thousand Cuts” does not exactly have a happy ending, Taylor expresses true feelings that most of us have probably felt before.

Finally, my personal favorite song on the album is titled “Paper Rings.” This song is both uplifting and such a sweet song to those falling in love. The chorus begins with “I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings… I hate accidents except when we went from friends to this,” which basically says that relationships don’t have to be shiny and perfect to be love.

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I hope everyone decides to give this album a listen if you haven’t already!

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