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Taylor Releases ‘The Man – Live from Paris’

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Taylor Releases ‘The Man – Live from Paris’

Swifties, you now have another reason to fall in love with Paris. 

Taylor Swift has shared the recording of her Lover track “The Man,” cut during her performance last September at the iconic L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix. 

TayTay teased “The Man — Live from Paris” earlier this week, and released the full track and its live video at the stroke of midnight. It’s a work of beauty. 

Playing acoustic guitar in the video, the 30-year-old pop sensation looks relaxed and confident as the audience sings back every word of the song.

During her special “City of Lover” concert in the French capital, Swift performed live debuts of “Death By A Thousand Cuts,” “Cornelia Street” and the feminist anthem “The Man,” as well as hits “You Need To Calm Down,” “The Archer” and the Lover title track.

Lover dropped last August and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Swift’s sixth chart leader.

Watch Swift’s “The Man — Live from Paris” below.

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Taylor Releases “The Man” Lyric Video

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Taylor Releases “The Man” Lyric Video

She’d be just like Leo, in Saint-Tropez.

Taylor Swift just dropped the lyric video for her power anthem, “The Man.” The track, Swift’s latest single off of her Lover album, addresses the double standards between men and women. Specifically, the superstar singer compares the way she’s treated in the media vs. the way famous men are treated. In the video, a woman is shown walking among a sea of men, who are much taller and larger. After almost being stepped on, the woman starts running, trying to escape. She then climbs a building, working hard to reach the top but not quite getting there. At one point, she’s kicked off a building, falling, before she’s caught by another woman. The video ends with a group of women walking together in solidarity, showing a powerful message to viewers.

“I would be complex, I would be cool/They’d say I played the field before I found someone to commit to,” Swift sings in the opening of the track. “And that would be okay, for me to do/Every conquest I had made would make me more of a boss to you.”

“I’m so sick of running as fast as I can/Wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a man,” the lyrics continue. “And I’m so sick of them coming at me again/’Cause if I was a man, then I’d be the man/I’d be the man.”

Swift then dives into how, as a woman, people can’t separate her appearance and attitude from her work.

“They’d say I hustled, put in the work/They wouldn’t shake their heads and question how much of this I deserve,” T.Swift sings. “What I was wearing, if I was rude/Could all be separated from my good ideas and power moves.”

The 30-year-old Grammy winner then goes on to name-check Leonardo DiCaprio.

“And they would toast to me, oh, let the players play,” Swift sings. “I’d be just like Leo in Saint-Tropez.”

Swift—who can be seen creating the song in her new Netflix documentary, Miss Americana—then wonders what it’s like to behave the way a man does in the industry.

She asks, “What’s it like to brag about raking in dollars and getting bitches and models?”

As Swift says in the lyrics, if she was out flashing her dollars, she’d be a “bitch” not a “baller.”

You can check out the video above to see more of Swift’s lyrics!

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Taylor Signs Global Agreement With Universal Music Publishing Group

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Taylor Signs Global Agreement With Universal Music Publishing Group

Taylor Swift has signed an exclusive global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, broadening her partnership with the Universal Music Group, where Republic Records currently serves as her U.S. label partner.

“I’m proud to extend my partnership with Lucian Grainge and the Universal Music family by signing with UMPG, and for the opportunity to work with Jody Gerson, the first woman to run a major music publishing company,” Swift said in a press release. “Jody is an advocate for women’s empowerment and one of the most-respected and accomplished industry leaders.”

She added that Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville chairman/CEO “Troy Tomlinson has been an amazing part of my team for over half my life and a passionate torchbearer for songwriters. It’s an honor to get to work with such an incredible team, especially when it comes to my favorite thing in the world: songwriting.”

Added Gerson, UMPG chairman/CEO: “We are honored to welcome Taylor Swift to UMPG. Using her power and voice to create a better world, Taylor’s honest and brave songwriting continues to be an inspiration to countless fans. We look forward to further amplifying Taylor’s voice and songs across the globe.”

While a press release describes the deal simply as a multi-year, multi-album agreement, a source familiar with the matter tells Billboard that UMPG will eventually represent her entire catalog. That includes all of the songs on her seven studio albums, her most recent being last year’s Billboard 200 chart-topping Lover, and countless hits including “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “Look What You Made Me Do” and “You Need To Calm Down.” 

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Taylor Releases New Song “Only The Young” Featured in “Miss Americana”

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Taylor Releases New Song “Only The Young” Featured in “Miss Americana”

As if a brand new Netflix documentary isn’t enough for Taylor Swift fans, the pop star also dropped a brand new song on Friday, “Only the Young.” The song, which plays over the credits of her new film, Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, is, in Swift’s own words from the documentary, a message to young voters: “Don’t lose hope.”

Swift was inspired to write the song after she campaigned for Democratic Senatorial candidate Phil Bredesen, and strongly against Republican Marsha Blackburn in her home state of Tennessee, in the 2018 midterm elections. After her public Instagram endorsement, there was a significant upswing in voter registration among young people. But Blackburn still won the election, and Swift was crushed.

“I can’t believe that she gets to be the first female senator in Tennessee and she’s Trump in a wig,” Swift says through tears, clearly heartbroken. Swift did what she does best when heartbroken, and turned her feelings into a song.

“The first verse, I want to be all about hearing the news,” Swift says to her producers in the film, while explaining her idea for the new song. “If you were a kid who loved Beto [O’rourke] and thought that was the future of Texas, or you really thought Stacey Abrams was gonna win, and you went door-to-door trying to make it happen, and then she still gets beat.”

Swift is clearly thinking about the millions of young people who will listen to the song, soon to be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election, and all future elections.

“It’s basically saying resist,” Swift says in the film. “If you can just shift the power in your direction by being bold enough, then it won’t be like this forever.”

Here are a few key lyrics from the song: “The game was rigged / The ref got tricked / The wrong ones think they’re right / We were outnumbered / This time.”

Whew. I don’t know you about, Swifties, but I’m getting emotional over here. This is the exactly the political pop anthem that 2020 needed.

“Only the Young” can be heard over the credits of Miss Americana on Netflix or is available to stream on SpotifyApple Music, or wherever you stream music.

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Taylor Swift’s New Single “The Man” Set To Impact Pop Radio On January 28

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Taylor Swift’s New Single “The Man” Set To Impact Pop Radio On January 28

Over the past few weeks, speculation has been developing regarding “The Man” as Taylor Swift’s next official radio single. The song had received increased visibility on Apple Music, while also attracting airplay from a variety of pop stations.

The discussion was evidently justified; “The Man” is set to formally impact radio in conjunction with the January 28 add board.

Given the sudden increase in airplay, radio programmers clearly seemed to have an indication of the Republic radio team’s plans. Official word ultimately arrived Friday.

Radio industry site AllAccess first reported the news, adding “The Man” (and its January 28 impact date) to its calendar of upcoming releases.

“The Man” follows “ME!,” “You Need To Calm Down” and the title track as the fourth official single from Swift’s 2019 album “Lover.”

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Taylor Opens Up About Overcoming Struggle With Eating Disorder

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Taylor Opens Up About Overcoming Struggle With Eating Disorder

In the new Taylor Swift documentary, “Miss Americana,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival Thursday night, there’s a montage of derogatory commentary about the singer that has appeared on cable shows over the years. One of the less nasty remarks: “She’s too skinny. It bothers me.”

As it turns out, it eventually bothered Swift, too.

In one of the most revealing and surprising segments of the Netflix film, Swift talks for several minutes about having struggled in the past with an eating disorder.

After being pictured facing a phalanx of photographers after she emerges from her front door, Swift is heard in voiceover saying that “it’s not good for me to see pictures of myself every day.” Although she says “it’s only happened a few times, and I’m not in any way proud of it,” Swift admits there have been times in the past when she’s seen “a picture of me where I feel like I looked like my tummy was too big, or… someone said that I looked pregnant … and that’ll just trigger me to just starve a little bit — just stop eating.”

Swift elaborated on what she’s gone through with that in her interview with Variety for this week’s cover story, saying that it was difficult for her to speak up about it for the documentary.

“I didn’t know if I was going to feel comfortable with talking about body image and talking about the stuff I’ve gone through in terms of how unhealthy that’s been for me — my relationship with food and all that over the years,” she tells Variety. “But the way that Lana (Wilson, the film’s director) tells the story, it really makes sense. I’m not as articulate as I should be about this topic because there are so many people who could talk about it in a better way. But all I know is my own experience. And my relationship with food was exactly the same psychology that I applied to everything else in my life: If I was given a pat on the head, I registered that as good. If I was given a punishment, I registered that as bad.”

In the quiet of a hotel suite, she goes into greater detail on how formative an effect that one early tabloid torpedo had on her. “I remember how, when I was 18, that was the first time I was on the cover of a magazine,” she says. “And the headline was like ‘Pregnant at 18?’ And it was because I had worn something that made my lower stomach look not flat. So I just registered that as a punishment. And then I’d walk into a photo shoot and be in the dressing room and somebody who worked at a magazine would say, ‘Oh, wow, this is so amazing that you can fit into the sample sizes. Usually we have to make alterations to the dresses, but we can take them right off the runway and put them on you!’ And I looked at that as a pat on the head. You register that enough times, and you just start to accommodate everything towards praise and punishment, including your own body.”

She hesitates. “I think I’ve never really wanted to talk about that before, and I’m pretty uncomfortable talking about it now,” she says quietly. “But in the context of every other thing that I was doing or not doing in my life, I think it makes sense” to have it in the film, she says.

Wilson, the director, is proud of Swift for taking up the subject with such candor. “That’s one of my favorite sequences of the film,” she says. “I was surprised, of course. But I love how she’s kind of thinking out loud about it. And every woman will see themselves in that sequence. I just have no doubt.”

The filmmaker points out that there were clearly plenty of people who didn’t think Swift was too thin back in the mid-2010s. “You can also just not notice people being really skinny, because we’re all so accustomed to seeing women on magazine covers who are unhealthy-skinny, and that’s become normalized.” Even with non-celebrities, Wilson says, everybody’s a body critic. “It’s incessant, and I can say this as a woman: It’s amazing to me how people are constantly like ‘You look skinny’ or ‘You’ve gained weight.’ People you barely know say this to you. And it feels awful, and you can’t win either way. So I think it’s really brave to see someone who is a role model for so many girls and women be really honest about that. I think it will have a huge impact.”

As much as Swift may be seen as a role model for speaking frankly on the subject, she’s got her own favorite artist, so to speak, when it comes to advocacy for women’s bodily self-image issues.

“I love people like (actress and activist) Jameela Jamil, because she says things in a really articulate way,” the singer tells us. “The way she speaks about body image, it’s almost like she speaks in a hook. If you read her quotes about women and body image and aging and the way that women are treated in our industry and portrayed in the media, I swear the way she speaks is like lyrics, and it gets stuck in my head and it calms me down. Because women are held to such a ridiculous standard of beauty. We’re seeing so much on social media that makes us feel like we are less than, or we’re not what we should be, that you kind of need a mantra to repeat in your head when you start to have harmful or unhealthy thoughts. So she’s one of the people who, when I read what she says, it sticks with me and it helps me.”

In the film, then-and-now photos illustrate just how thin Swift had gotten during the “1989” era, versus the still svelte but healthier look she sported by the time she toured behind the “Reputation” album in 2018. Swift says that her under-eating in that earlier time severely affected her stamina on tour.

“I thought that I was supposed to feel like I was going to pass out at the end of a show, or in the middle of it,” she attests in the documentary. “Now I realize, no, if you eat food, have energy, get stronger, you can do all these shows and not feel (enervated).” Swift says she doesn’t care so much now if someone comments on a weight gain, and she’s reconciled “the fact that I’m a size 6 instead of a size double-zero.” Swift says she was completely unaware that anything was wrong in her double-zero era, and had a defense at the ready should it come up. If anyone expressed concern, she’d say, “‘What are you talking about? Of course I eat. …. I exercise a lot.’ And I did exercise a lot. But I wasn’t eating.”

Few women viewing the film will fail to nod their heads as Swift describes the impossibility of any body shape or size living up to all the standards for beauty. “If you’re thin enough, then you don’t have that ass that everybody wants,” she says in the film. “But if you have enough weight on you to have an ass, your stomach isn’t flat enough. It’s all just f—ing impossible.” As she became aware of the problem, Swift says in the film, it would cause her to “go into a real shame/hate spiral.”

The word “shame” comes up elsewhere in conversation with Swift, who by virtue of becoming one of the most celebrated women in the world has also had to deal with more catty comments than almost any celebrity in the world — and hasn’t always succeeded in shaking it all off.

“I was watching a Netflix Brené Brown special on shame, because I read a lot of her books, because I have dealings with shame every once in awhile,” Swift tells Variety. “She was saying something like, ‘It’s ridiculous to say “I don’t care what anyone thinks about me,” because that’s not possible. But you can decide whose opinions matter more and whose opinions you put more weight on.’ And I think that is really part of growing up, if you’re going to do it right. That’s part of hoping to find some sort of maturity and balance in your life.”

She continues, “I don’t expect anyone with a pop career to learn how to do that within the first 10 years. And I know that there’s a lot of bad stuff that’s gone on recently, a lot of really hard stuff my family is going through, and a lot of opposition and feeling pressure or suppression of one kind or another. But I am actually really happy. Because I pick and choose now, for the most part, what I care deeply about. And I think that’s made a huge difference.”

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