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This Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift Mashup Is the Musical Collab of My Wildest Dreams

By | January 12, 2021

In case you haven’t heard yet, Olivia Rodrigo is taking over the music industry. The 17-year-old dropped her debut single, “Drivers License,” on Friday, and it has been climbing the charts ever since. In addition to going No. 1 on iTunes, the track also caught the attention of a superstar and Rodrigo’s personal music idol, Taylor Swift. Following the release, Swift applauded Rodrigo’s music success with an adorable comment that read, “I say that’s my baby and I’m really proud,” echoing the famous meme of her mother, Andrea.

In honor of Rodrigo’s debut single, YouTuber Adamusic made the ultimate breakup track by mashing up “Drivers License” and Taylor Swift’s “Getaway Car” from Reputation. Let’s just say, I want to scream-cry the track as I cruise around in the car with the top down. Seriously, can we please get a real-life collaboration between the iconic songwriters? Listen to the incredible mashup above.

So, Taylor Swift Ended the Year in a Fuzzy Bear Costume: “Bye 2020, It’s Been Weird”

By | January 1, 2021

2020 may have been the year that Taylor Swift came back sronger than a ’90s trend, but I don’t exactly remember rocking a life-sized bear costume with my jelly bracelets and butterfly clips. To ring in the new year and say farewell to 2020 once and for all, Taylor shared a photo of herself wearing a faux bear coat on Instagram. Yes, including the mouth, eyes, and nose. “Bye 2020, it’s been weird,” she captioned the post, which, while somewhat unsettling, also sort of makes a lot of sense.

Through the good and the bad, the “Well, this might as well happen” meme seemed to be applicable all year round, and this photo fits right in as weird, wonderful, and very 2020. As much as we appreciate (and deeply understand) the sentiment, Taylor, we can’t help but ask a few questions about this particular photo:

  • Long story short, we love this look but where did she get it?
  • Also, why the heck was she wearing it in the first place?
  • So, is that a coat or, dare I say, a cardigan?!
  • Wait, is this a hint about her mysterious Woodvale album? BRB, scoping out clues!
  • Is she wearing matching pants? And slippers?
  • Can we expect a new music video with Taylor in this fantastic costume?
  • Is this the new look of 2021? Should we all be wearing bear costumes right now?
  • We love this look but why doesn’t it come with paws?!
  • Is or isn’t this a hint at a new song? New album? New aesthetic? We can’t bear to wonder any longer, Taylor!

Yeah, 2020 might have felt unbearable at times, but this photo was definitely a nice way to send off the year. Thanks, Taylor – it’s been weird!

Who Is Taylor Swift’s Song “Marjorie” About? It’s an Ode to Her Late Grandmother

By | December 15, 2020

We’re still reeling thanks to Taylor Swift‘s surprise ninth studio album, Evermore. And just like when her eighth album, Folklore, dropped in July 2020, Swifties are eager to figure out what all the songs on the new album mean, especially the song’s 13th track, “Marjorie.” The song is one of two track titles named after women, the other being “Dorothea,” but while Swift said she considers Dorothea a classmate of Betty, Inez, and James from Folklore, she didn’t say the same of “Marjorie.” Instead, Marjorie was inspired by Swift’s late grandmother, Marjorie Finlay, an opera singer who reportedly encouraged Swift to pursue music.

In a message posted alongside the track listing, Swift revealed there’s a track on the album “starring my grandmother, Marjorie, who still visits me sometimes . . . if only in my dreams.” In the track, Swift honors her late grandmother, singing, “And if I didn’t know better, I’d think you were talking to me now. If I didn’t know better, I’d think you were still around.” According to The Independent, Finlay was born in Memphis, TN, and passed away in June 2003 in Swift’s hometown of Reading, PA, when Swift was 13 years old.

The lyric video for “Marjorie” includes old photos of Swift with her maternal grandmother, and if you can listen carefully, you can also hear Finlay as well. At one point in the song, Swift sings, “And if I didn’t know better, I’d think you were singing to me now,” and she confirms this with the credits at the end of the video, which credit Finlay for “backing vocals.” The line “Never be so kind you forget to be clever, never be so clever you forget to be kind” is likely advice given to Swift by her grandmother as well.

Just like Folklore‘s “Epiphany,” which is an ode to Swift’s grandfather Dean Swift (and also the 13th track on the album, 13 being Swift’s lucky number), “Marjorie” honors Swift’s grandparent in the best kind of way.

Who Is Taylor Swift’s Song “Dorothea” About? This Theory Makes So Much Sense

By | December 12, 2020

New Taylor Swift album, new conspiracy theories. Just like when Swift unexpectedly dropped her eighth studio album, Folklore, in July 2020, Swifties are scrambling to figure out the meaning behind the new songs on her ninth album, Evermore. In her Dec. 10 Instagram post announcing the album release, Swift explained that Evermore – like Folklore – was inspired by both “imaginary/not imaginary tales,” though of course, it’s impossible to know which is which. One song that has fans scratching their heads is “Dorothea,” the album’s eighth track. During a Q&A before the music video premiere for “Willow,” Swift told fans that she considers Dorothea a classmate of Betty, Inez, and James from Folklore, but Swifties have a different theory.

Some fans think “Dorothea” could be about her longtime friend, Selena Gomez. Besides the fact that “Dorothea” rhymes with “Selena,” the song also alludes to “a queen sellin’ dreams, sellin’ makeup and magazines,” who likes trying to “piss off [her] mom and her pageant schemes.” Considering Gomez is a makeup mogul and former pageant queen with a reportedly contentious relationship with her mother, the theory definitely makes sense, especially since Gomez moved from New York City (where Swift lives) to Los Angeles and the two aren’t able to see each other as often. As Swift sings in the song, “You got shiny friends since you left town. A tiny screen’s the only place I see you now.” If you need further evidence, just check out this fan thread about the theory.

Another theory: “Dorothea” and “‘Tis the Damn Season” are companion songs written from different perspectives. Just as Folklore‘s teenage love triangle connected “Betty,” “Cardigan,” and “August,” some fans think “Dorothea” could be a response to the album’s fourth song. In a message posted on social media, Swift revealed that “Dorothea” is about a “girl who left her small town to chase down Hollywood dreams – and what happens when she comes back for the holidays and rediscovers an old flame,” while “‘Tis the Damn Season” is about an ex returning home (which is seemingly Tupelo, MS, based on a “Dorothea” lyric, “The stars in your eyes shined brighter in Tupelo”).

One thing is for sure: when it comes to Swift’s album Easter eggs, nothing is ever a sure thing.