Pop star Taylor Swift is going political.
Swift announced that the music on her new album will have “political undertones.”
Her album is set to release before the 2020 elections.
In an Instagram post, Swift stated that her new songs will be filled with “political undertones” and will be used as a way to get her fans registered to vote and become politically active before the 2020 elections.
In an interview with Elle Magazine, Swift stated “I definitely think there are political undertones in the new music I made.”
She added, “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.”
Swift endorsed Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen against Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn in the 2018 U.S. Senate election in Tennessee. Swift supported Bredesen because she believed that Blackburn was weak on issues such as gay marriage, the Violence Against Women Act, and equal pay legislation.
Swift emphasized her political advocacy now claiming that it is her responsibility to call out dangerous rhetoric” and “racism.” She stated, “Invoking racism and provoking fear through thinly veiled messaging is not what I want from our leaders, and I realized that it actually is my responsibility to use my influence against that disgusting rhetoric.”
Swift emphasized her new passion for politics and how she has educated herself on the issues:
I’m going to do more to help. We have a big race coming up next year. I’m finding my voice in terms of politics. I took a lot of time educating myself on the political system and the branches of government that are signing off on bills that affect our day-to-day life. “I saw so many issues that put our most vulnerable citizens at risk, and felt like I had to speak up to try and help make a change.
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