The which means behind Taylor Swift’s new hit songs revealed | EUROtoday

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Florida!!!, the tune Swift stated she wrote with British group Florence + The Machine, is about “what happens when your life doesn’t fit or the choices you’ve made catch up to you”.

“I’m always watching (US television show) Dateline, people have these crimes that they commit, where they immediately skip town and go to, they go to Florida.

“They try to reinvent themselves, have a new identity, blend in. And I think when you go through a heartbreak, there’s a part of you that thinks, I want a new name, I want a new life, I don’t want anyone to know where I’ve been or know me at all.

“And so that was the jumping off point behind where would you go to reinvent yourself and blend in? Florida.”

Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?

Swift stated her monitor titled Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me? was a tune she wrote alone, sitting on the piano when she felt “bitter” about the best way society treats musicians.

“Being in the public eye since I was a young teenager, there’s a lot that that does to your perception of the world, your perception of yourself,” she stated.

“The idea that the world has this sense of ownership and not just a right, but they feel they have a responsibility to judge you and to critique you and to weigh in. That can really toy with you.”

The US star stated the idea of placing artists and creatives “through hell” is a constant theme all through the album.

“We love to watch artists in pain, often to the point where sometimes, as a society, we provoke that pain and we watch what happens – so there’s lines about feeling like I’ve been in the circus, those kind of metaphors, feeling like I’m sort of like a witch in a haunted house,” she stated.

Clara Bow

The closing tune with an introduction from Swift is Clara Bow, which she describes as a “commentary on just what I’ve seen in the industry that I’ve been in over time”.

She continued: “I used to sit in record labels trying to get a record deal when I was a little kid. And they’d say, ‘You know, you remind us of’ and then they’d name an artist, and then they’d kind of say something disparaging about her, ‘But you’re this, you’re so much better in this way or that way’.

“And that’s how we kind of teach women to see themselves, as like you could be the new replacement for this woman who’s done something great before you.”

Swift stated she “picked women who have done great things” to seem within the tune.

She added: “Clara Bow was the first ‘it girl’. Stevie Nicks is an icon and an incredible example for anyone who wants to write songs and make music.”

The Tortured Poets Department turned the primary album in Spotify historical past to succeed in greater than 300 million streams in a single day, whereas Swift additionally turned the most-streamed artist in a single day on the platform when her file was launched on April 19, based on the streaming service.