Taylor Swift has just unveiled one of her most politically charged music videos ever, with her celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and friendship in the new music video for “You Need To Calm Down.”

In the music video, directed by Swift and Drew Kirsch, Swift is seen living in a very vibrantly colored trailer park, where her trailer burns down behind her as she is just relaxing in an above-ground swimming pool. Some of her neighbors include pop stars, LGBTQ+ icons and more including Ellen Degeneres, Adam Lambert, Ciara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Billy Porter, Jonathan Van Ness, Laverne Cox, RuPaul and many more. However the biggest surprise Pop star appearing in the new music that was totally unexpected is Katy Perry, reuniting after a several year long feud with Swift dressed as French fries, and her now former rival Katy Perry, dressed as a burger, in which the costume was previously seen on Perry at a MET Gala After-Party. Perry and Swift put an end to their feud back in May of 2018 while Swift was out on her ‘reputation Stadium Tour‘ when Perry sent Swift a literal olive branch. Before that point, Perry accused Swift of trying to “assassinate her character” and responded to Swift’s “Bad Blood” track with a diss track of her own featuring Nicki Minaj “Swish Swish.”

Ending out the music video for “You Need to Calm Down” with information on a LGBTQ+ petition, saying, “Let’s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally.”

Swift’s single “You Need to Calm Down” follows her Brendon Urie collaborative track “ME!” as the first two tracks from her forthcoming new album, Lover, which is due out on August 23rd, 2019. Swift unveiled the title of her new album and details on the new album via an Instagram Live just a few days ago, but has not yet unveiled the official track listing for the record but she did say that will be including 18-tracks which is more than she has had on any of her previous albums. Lover is the follow-up album to her No. 1 record, reputation and her chart-topping pop record, 1989.

The album is available to pre-order now. Check out the new music video for “You Need To Calm Down” below:

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