Taylor Swift recently surprised fans and critics by dropped her apolitical stance by announcing who she would be voting for back in the 2018 midterm and by donating an extraordinary (AU)$160K to the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP), an organisation dedicated to protecting gay rights in the Volunteer State.
And it looks like her political views will be making their way into her upcoming album as she recently told a media outlet in Germany that TS7 will defs be more political than her previous songs.
“I definitely think there are political undertones in the new music I made,” she said, according to translations.
“I’m not planning to stop encouraging young people to vote and to try to get them to talk about what’s going on in our country. I think that’s one of the most important things I could do.”
She adds: “I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is wrong. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of colour is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.”
Just one month out from the midterms, Swift posted a Polaroid photo of herself on Instagram and urged her fans to get out and vote, marking the very first time she had publicly held a political view since the start of her career.