Taylor Swift says new music will get political

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a “Swiftie.” Taylor is one of my all time favorite artists out there, and while I think she’s smart and has a good heart, I also wish she’d stay apolitical.

But it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen – once she broke her silence last fall before the Tennessee election, the pop superstar has been very candid about her politics ever since.

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. 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 color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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In an interview with German outlet DPA, Swift says that music on her forthcoming seventh studio album will have a political message.

“I definitely think there are political undertones in the new music I made,” Swift said, “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.”

And according to People, when Swift was asked in the interview if she plans to become a mother one day, she said ““I really do not think men are asked that question when they turn 30,” she said. “So I’m not going to answer that now.”

Of course, sometimes politics and war lead to great songs even if you don’t agree with the message, so maybe a political Taylor Swift won’t be so bad after all.

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