Taylor Swift is the latest celebrity to jump on the political bandwagon…
The country singer recently leant her voice to a political advert that endorses Joe Biden, just days before the highly-anticipated election.
Many are finding her politically-drive lyrics to be somewhat problematic.
Now, the country singer is usually a beloved figure in the world of music.
Taylor released her self-titled debut album in 2006 and received a whole array of positive reviews from music critics, including a glowing piece by The New York Times, who describing it as “a small masterpiece of pop-minded country, both wide-eyed and cynical, held together by Ms. Swift’s firm, pleading voice.”
Not a bad job for an eighteen-year-old newbie writing her own material, right?
With hits like “Love Story” and “White Horse”, Taylor found herself being propelled to superstardom and the album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
IMDB describes Swift as “a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011 Swift was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards Artist of the Year, as well as the Entertainer of the Year for both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, among many other accolades. As of this writing, she is also the top-selling digital artist in music history.”
There were, of course, a few bumps in the road, but she became a source of inspiration for other young women trying to get into the industry with their own content.
The journey wasn’t an easy one, and Swift hardly discussed the dark side of the business until very recently.
As time passed, no matter how popular Taylor was, she quickly became one of the most hated artists on our screens and was subjected to immense torment by the media.
After spending years trying to resist the negative press, she ended up giving in to the “psycho” image that they kept promoting thinking it would save her from any further damage.
Instead, people branded her as “arrogant” and a “try-hard” and noticed her obvious attempts to stay relevant in the industry.
At this point, it seemed as though she couldn’t do anything right.
As stated earlier, Swift, a loud and proud Democrat, provided the soundtrack to the latest Joe Biden enforcement advert.
But her lyrics have seriously divided opinions.
And have taken to Facebook in full force to voice their disgust.
For starters, Swift’s lyrics address the troubling events from the past 4 years – mass shootings, children being separated from their parents at the border, civil unrest, Trump’s maskless defiance – all juxtaposed with images of new hope and leadership.
“They aren’t going to help us… too busy helping themselves… they aren’t going to change this… we’ve got to do it ourselves.”
Young people have to step up and vote Trump out.
You can watch the full advert for yourselves above.