Taylor Swift Drops A Video For “You Need To Calm Down”
Taylor Swift has a lot to celebrate right now. Last week, the hitmaker announced the impeding release of her 7th album Lover. It doesn’t drop until August 23 but is already breaking records on Apple Music where it became the most pre-added LP by a female artist of all time. She also has a massive hit on her hands with her latest single “You Need To Calm Down.” The anti-haters anthem amassed more than 13 million Spotify streams over the weekend. Not only that, but it is currently the number one song on US iTunes. If things carry on at this pace, it may be enough to help the 29-year-old reclaim the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, a feat she just missed with “ME!”
Today (June 17), the bop gets a promotional boost with the release of an official video. Co-directed by Drew Kirsch, it is a glowing celebration of the LGBTQ+ community featuring a slew of celebrity cameos. Who all makes an appearance? The list includes the likes of Hayley Kiyoko (Lesbian Jesus), Adam Lambert, Ciara, Ellen DeGeneres, the Queer Eye cast, RuPaul and that’s barely scratching the surface. Taylor also celebrated the end of her long-standing beef with Katy Perry by embracing her on screen. That is a move that is sure to further ignite rumors of a collaboration. After the visual dropped, the “Delicate” star hopped on Instagram to gush about it and her collaborators.
“First things first, I want to say that my co-stars in this video are AMAZING. Please celebrate this video by supporting their work, following them, and going to see them perform,” she wrote. “I’m SO grateful to everyone who lent their time to this video and SO EXCITED I ACTUALLY DO NEED TO CALM DOWN.” Watch them all in action in the video below.