Taylor Swift|”Lover” review

Are you ready for it? Taylor Swift released her much anticipated seventh studio album “Lover,” on August 23, 2019. The album comes two years after the release of her sixth album “reputation.” It’s time that we put away the snakes and leather for some pastel colors and a heart over our eyes. “Lover” is here and it’s time to review it.

I promise that you’ll never find another like me

“Lover” is a pop album that is vastly different than her electro-pop ode to her “bad reputation” that we got when Taylor proclaimed the iconic line that “Old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now because she’s dead.” “reputation” was full of bangers and bops that rocked during her stadium tour for the album back in 2018. “Lover” is a more upbeat and happier and brighter album.

The common theme of the album is romance. The lyrics on the song are the typical Taylor Swift well-done lyrics and cover a wide range of topic under romance. Taylor stated in an Instagram Livestream on June 14, 2019, that “Lover” is ‘not just simply thematically, like it’s all love songs or something. The idea of something being romantic; it doesn’t have to be a happy song. You can find romance in loneliness or sadness or going through things in your lifeā€¦ it just looks at those things through a romantic gaze.”The album relies heavily on synth-pop melodies. Like Taylor’s fifth studio album, “1989,” it makes up most of the songs on the album.

Because of this, it doesn’t create some of the songs sounding too similar to each other. During my listen, it sometimes felt like I’ve already heard this song before. The flow of the album is good, especially with an 18 song tracklist. I wish that they would have spread out “ME!” and “You Need to Calm Down” to help break up the sound a little more. There’s only one song in-between them. I’m glad they aren’t the first songs on the album.

Let’s talk about the snake on the album as Taylor removed a lyric from the album’s first single “ME!” After months of having the song overplayed, she removed the lyric “Hey Kids; spelling is fun!” from the album version. Doesn’t seem like a big deal but it honestly just sounds weird. Sure, the fans have a new thing to yell during the inevitable tour. It feels like something is missing when you listen to it. Was it essential to remove the lyrics? No. I’m hoping that the fans go “Hey bitches; spelling is fun!” That needs to be a thing.

“Lover” is a phenomenal album that is well-produced and well written. It just suffers from having songs sounding too similar and not being spaced out enough with songs that help break it up. “Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince,” “Cruel Summer,” “Daylight,” “The Man,” and “You Need To Calm Down” are some of my personal favorites off this albums. I honestly wish it had more bangers like “reputation” had. But I did enjoy “Lover” and recommended it.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Taylor Swift and Katy Perry make up in ‘You Need to Calm Down’

It’s official! A new Taylor Swift era is upon us. Announced on Thursday, June 13th, Taylor would be releasing her seventh studio album “Lover” on August 23. With this announcement, Taylor also blessed us with the second single off of the album entitled “You Need to Calm Down.” And in Taylor Swift fashion, the song made people feel many things.

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“You Need to Calm Down” is a pop song produced by Taylor and Joel Little, who also worked with her before on “ME!.” The song has an electropop feel that honestly came off as a Carly Rae Jepsen song at first. It has this retro 80s vibe to it. At first, I wasn’t feeling it. But it grew me the more I listened to it. “You Need to Calm Down” is light years better than “ME!” “ME!” isn’t a bad song but it wasn’t up to par with what we usually got from Taylor. Her first singles typically tend not to be as good as the other singles, it just was average.

Lyrically, the song is about dealing with homophobia and people that feel the need to be critical of you without actually knowing you. It’s a song to her internet trolls, and the people are just plain assholes. I like the lyrics. It’s nice to see her do a some like this where it’s just not the average Taylor Swift song about love. While her love songs were great, you can only do so many love songs before it gets overdone.

The music video for the song is probably one of Taylor’s best videos. Her video is always something else, but this video is close to “Bad Blood” level of good. Pretty much, the video is Taylor in a big LGBTQ trailer park living her best life with a lot of famous LGBTQ neighbors. While she and her friends are just having fun, there a bunch of protesters and people hating on them for doing absolutely nothing wrong. The video ends with two protesters leaving and joining Taylor and company during a food fight. The biggest thing out of this video is that KATY PERRY IS IN IT. Her and Taylor hug it out as a hamburger and fries, respectively.

My love for this video knows no bounds because it’s just super fun and shows Taylor using her platform to show support for LGBTQ. There’s even a cute little plug for Taylor’s petition to keep the Equality Act, a piece of legislation that would offer protection for LGBTQ from being fired because they are LGBTQ. Billboard wrote an article about Taylor and the Equality Act. The video came out during Pride month and is just a fun video that covers a serious topic. Again, my love for this video and Taylor Swift knows no bounds.

I highly recommend listening “You Need To Calm Down” and watching the video for it. It sets the tone for what to expect from her newest album “Lover” as well as it’s just a fun Pride/pro-LGBTQ video and song. This song has me more hyped for “Lover” than “ME!” did.

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Time to get inspired with some Taylor Swift Inspirational quotes. You’re Welcome!

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I did another thing that no one asked me to do. Welcome to another edition of Inspirational quotes! In case you are new, this is where I take popular song lyrics and turn them into inspirational memes. On this edition, I decided to give Taylor Swift lyrics a try. Boy, it is a bunch inspirational love quotes.

I don’t own any of these photos. I’m literally using them for fun. Literally, I just do this all for fun. I also don’t own the lyrics but you probably all ready figured that out. Without further ado, here are some inspirational quotes from Taylor Swift.

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Pop Project’s Favorite things 2017

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Oprah, eat your motherfucking heart out.

It’s time once again for the annual event that you secretly don’t even know you live for. I hope you are holding onto your weave because I’m going to be snatching your edges. Welcome to “The Pop Project: with Steven Kaufman” FFFFFFAAAAVVVVOOOORRRIITTTEEE THINNNNNGGSSSSSS! Please make sure you read favorite things like Oprah does. I hope you are sitting down because this will be epic.

Click here for last year’s Favorite Things

Now, let’s talk about my favorite things this year. Oh, and the links to get items aren’t free. I’m not really Oprah as much as I want to be. I’m a broke ass bitch.

Riverdale and dem Abs

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I’m slightly addicted to “Riverdale” and I’m not in any way close to seeking help for my addiction. This show is pretty much everything that I have ever wanted in a television. It’s addictive, dark, and gritty. Also, everyone on that show is like super attractive. Between the cast and how the show is shot, it’s just appealing to the eyes. But we all know the real reasons we just can’t stop watching “Riverdale.” It’s because of the real stars Dem Abs on Archie Andrews and Cheryl Blossom.

Dem Abs were the main focal point of the first season. They were flaunted in front of us because they are GLORIOUS. It so sad that they aren’t featured more in this season. They deserve an Emmy. Cheryl Blossom is also my queen. Her lines are the best out of everyone in the entire show. Veronica is the only one close to her crown. But Cheryl is the star of the show and who everyone wants to see. Can we just have a Cheryl Blossom spin-off?

Everyone will be going home with a copy of GQ Austraila’s photoshoot of KJ Apa, which I broke down for you here, Cheryl Blossom’s cookbook called “A hint of Maple Syrup and Destruction: how to proper ruin people lives,” and binoculars so you can be like Betty Cooper and see Dem Abs in all their glory. Oh, and if here a link if you want to buy the first season on DVD.

Taylor Swift’s Reputation

Can we have a moment to talk about how good this album is? I know everyone was worried about it due to it being nothing like she has done in the past. But it was actually rather lit. The best part of the entire album? Hearing Taylor Swift singing/saying shit. It was everything. If I had remembered to write a review about, I would have given it a 4 out of 5. “Reputation” is life. While it’s not as good as “Speak Now” or “1989,” it is something that will make you go damn. The old Taylor is dead and no one is in mourning the loss…..as much as they would if it would have sucked.

If you look under your chair, you will find a bunch of snakes serving you tea. You will also walk away with life-size birdcage because we’re kinky like that. But if you are looking for your own copy of “Reputation” then click here to purchase it.

Poppy

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If Poppy isn’t happiness, then why is she so fabulous?

Probably the creepiest yet interesting thing to come in 2017 is the rise of Poppy. Just something about this YouTube star and singer makes you addicted to her. It might be the fact that no one knows if this is all an act or is this a real person that acts like a robot? Either way, I’m living for her strange yet comforting videos. You just want to know more about her. Everyone wants to be Poppy. She’s our favorite internet girl. While her older music is everything, her music is still something that will make you just want to break out into song with her.

Everyone will be leaving with a potted plant to call a friend as well as doge to love and to pet. Click here to buy Poppy’s album “Poppy. Computer.” The album itself is something magical.

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With this inclusion onto my favorite things, you would never guess that I’m 26. Yes, the
Disney Channel Original Movies “Descendants” and “Descendants 2” are actually the best DCOMs to come out since the days of High School Musical. If you haven’t read my review of the newest movie, click here. The franchise is just so freaking catchy. And the music isn’t what you would normally hear in musicals. While Disney has always and been the best when it comes to their musical endeavors, “Descendants” raises the bar and make it

Everyone will get round-trip tickets to Auradon and a personal tour of Auradon prep. If you are lucky, maybe you can play with a lizard of a former evil villain. If you looking to get your hands on the newest movie, here’s the link for it so you can buy it.

Dragging on social media

This was the year where we brought back tar and feathering. Instead of getting in trouble with the law because it’s illegal to actually tar and feathering someone, we just did it on Twitter. If you did something wrong and you’re famous, the internet would get woke and start a #insertyournameoverparty. That wasn’t the kind of party where you dance and have fun but rather you got dragged. You were dragged hard and fast by your edges. There wasn’t any sort of redemption.

Because of the dragging, there will be cream underneath your chair to help with the rash. I don’t have any sort of link from Amazon for cream because why would get that from there? If you need cream, then just go out and get it.

This will do it for this year’s edition of my Favorite things. Here’s a link to all my Favorite Things in one spot, including some things that aren’t. Its my Amazon influencer page. Oh, and if you are waiting for me to give you a car, then here’s a gif of Oprah giving them out because again, I’m a broke ass bitch.

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