I’ll preface this post by saying I’m not a Taylor Swift fan per se. Yes some of her tunes are catchy ( Style comes to mind) but for the most part I’ve not kept up with her music. I will say she is a very hard worker, in my mind has a great work ethic, and isn’t perfect personally. She’s also a gifted songwriter because her lyrics are raw. She uses a lot of metaphors to describe her feelings and in this realm I can relate. Do I think she spills too much tea at times( ie “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together) yeah but for all her monetary success she’s still human.
So when I heard “Anti Hero” from her latest offering Midnights I connected. The song to me is about perception about what people see vs how we deem ourselves as to accountability . And I have to say it’s refreshing to know that someone at her level of success ( first ever artist to have ten singles in the US Billboard top ten simultaneously) has not only doubts about herself but admits when she has crossed the line. I’m not being schadenfreude here at all. “ Anti Hero “ screams “ I’ve got issues just like everybody else does”. To me the song is a poem about owning our actions and making amends and repairs to broken relationships. Taylor has a string of past boyfriends that she has written about over the years. But in Anti Hero to me she shifts the blame onto herself even if she doesn’t really want to admit it. That’s real and relatable and why I connected with this song.
Stay safe stay well ❤️❤️❤️