‘You Need To Calm Down’ by Taylor Swift is an award-winning song that brought together a collaboration of the world’s hottest superstars for its visuals. In a music video that can’t be missed, Taylor raises the roof with hard-hitting beats and lyrics that’ll have you singing along from the first note.
With lyrics written to address homophobia while showing ‘LGBTQ+’ support, the song debuted within the top five around the world, receiving no less than nine video nominations and two awards. Taylor Swift’s reception at the 2019 ‘MTV Video Music Awards’ reached critical acclaim, with the star and her song taking two awards, including ‘Video of the Year.’
For this video, Taylor called in cameos from countless celebrities and activists. While far too many to list, be on the lookout for Laverne Cox, Ciara, Katy Perry, Tatianna, Rupaul, Ellen Degeneres, Hannah Hart, and Trinity Taylor to name but a few.
Her video closes off asking fans to sign a petition to support the ‘Equality Act’ which aims to outlaw discrimination against gay people. Taylor has taken up the fight and become a strong ally of the LGBT+ community. Her whole album explores the motif of love from all angles while raising an overwhelming amount of support with this bright, fun & catchy song.
Referencing her choice of album name ‘Lover’ in an interview with ‘Rolling Stone’, Taylor said “That’s why “You Need to Calm Down” can make sense within the theme of the album — one of the things it addresses is how certain people are not allowed to live their lives without discrimination just based on who they love.”
Watch Taylor Swift’s hit single ‘You Need to Calm Down’ featuring a star-studded cast of cameos all in support of LGBT+ rights.