There’s A Song For Everyone on Taylor Swift’s Lover

There’s A Song For Everyone on Taylor Swift’s Lover

 

Taylor Swift’s seventh album, Lover, debuted less than two weeks ago (at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart) and has already broken records. In its first week, the album earned 867,000 equivalent album units, 679,000 from album sales, the largest registered for any album in a single week since Swift’s sixth album, reputation, according to Billboard

 

Lover’s sales debut makes Taylor Swift the only woman with six albums to sell at least 500,000 copies in a single week. Swift has also become the only female artist with four UK number one albums in a single decade. 

 

It’s no surprise that Lover has been performing so well on the charts, with 18 songs, making it the longest of any of Swift’s seven albums, there truly is a song for everyone. 

 

Songs About Love

 

Lover, the album’s title track, describes the between Taylor Swift and her boyfriend of three years, Joe Alwyn. The song sounds like it belongs in a wedding, so much so that many Swift fans have already played it during their first dance at their weddings. 

 

I Think He Knows details the feelings of entering a new relationship while Paper Rings is a declaration of a love you want to hold onto forever by getting married with paper rings. 

 

Soon You’ll Get Better is about the love Taylor has for her mother, Andrea. Swift brought in the Dixie Chicks to feature on this emotional track dedicated to her mother who is currently battling cancer for the second time. 

 

Songs With An Important Message

 

The Man describes the differences between the ways men and women are perceived by the public and questions how Swift’s actions would be perceived differently if she were a man. It shines a spotlight on the fact that a man and a woman could live the same lives and make the same mistakes and accomplishments, yet one will still be seen as greater than the other.

 

You Need To Calm Down is a message to the haters of the world. When describing what she wanted to get across with the song Swift said, “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.” The music video contains a call to action regarding the Equality Act and the lyrics have multiple references to the LGBTQ+ community and Swift’s support for it. 

 

Songs About Confidence & Self Love

 

I Forgot That You Existed is all about moving on from past feuds and controversies and coming to the realization that none of it matters. As Swift noted in her 2017 song, Endgame, she has had some “big enemies” and it takes a lot of confidence to be able to forget that they ever existed.

 

False God is ultimately about Swift’s relationship with Joe Alwyn but there’s a powerful line regarding confidence in the pre-chorus. Swift describes a fight between herself and Alwyn saying, “And I can’t talk to you when you’re like this staring out the window like I’m not your favorite town, I’m New York City.” By describing herself as New York City, one of the biggest cities in the world she’s saying that she is both strong and confident and deserves to be loved. 

This album has 18 tracks and I’ve only discussed seven of them. There are so many other amazing tracks on this album like London Boy, Cornelia Street, Cruel Summer, and The Archer to name a few, so do yourself a favor and go listen to the rest of the album now, you won’t regret it.