Taylor Swift confirmed that “New Romantics” will be the seventh single to be released from her ultra-successful 1989 album, Entertainment Weekly reported this weekend.
In a message that has been liked or re-tweeted more than 200,000 times, Taylor Swift set her Twitter account on fire with the simple 72-character announcement.
I'm very happy to say the next single from 1989 will be 'New Romantics'.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 20, 2016
The song is the bonus track available only on the deluxe edition of 1989, along with “Wonderland” and “You Are In Love.” The song’s lyrics suggest the meaning and message behind “New Romantics” is similar to “Shake It Off,” the first single Taylor launched from her album. Swift uses the chorus to weave a strong, feminist message about staying positive in the face of tragedy, especially the romantic variety.
“New Romantics” marks the seventh single from the 1989 album Taylor released in 2014. With five No. 1 Pop songs produced from 1989, Swift is only a top-hit away from tying Katy Perry’s record of having the highest number of songs from the same album to top the charts in a single category, Billboard reported.
Thus far, 1989 has spawned more than 5 million in sales and has out-sold her previous two records, Billboard reported. At the time, Taylor became the fastest artist to reach the multi-million mark in sales in more than a decade, and only the recent Adele release of 25 has knocked Swift from claiming that accomplishment.
When “New Romantics” was first released, Bustle declared the song could serve as the ultimate message Taylor was trying to send to her best friend Selena Gomez. At the time, Gomez was upset over the break-up with ex-lover Justin Bieber, leading Swift to write a song about overcoming obstacles.
Taylor, who was vocal when Selena and Justin dated, had other messages for Gomez last year. After Bieber and Selena were spotted together at a bar in November, stories were abundant about advice Swift purportedly provided the “Hands To Myself” singer.
Genius, however, offered a different take about “New Romantics” meaning and message. Calling it a “satirical” piece about “love and life,” the song describes how Swift views youthful love.
“It addresses the nonchalant and whimsical nature of the way young adults approach love. Notably, Taylor doesn’t segregate herself from these young adults. Her constant use of personal pronouns such as ‘we’ and ‘I’ indicate that she has also embraced this mindset.”
“New Romantics” could add more accolades to the already impressive haul 1989 has earned for Taylor. Just this week, Swift brought home three Grammy awards, including the trophy for Best Album.
Oh what a night. ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/6GXus3xD4s
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 16, 2016
The recent awards are in addition to the four MTV Video Music Awards Taylor received in 2015. For her friends’ role in making the “Bad Blood” video that earned Best Music Video honors, Swift honored her cast by giving the ladies a replica MTV Moonman award. Among those to receive duplicate trophies was Selena Gomez, a singer who the Inquisitr reported was asked earlier this month to join Taylor for any upcoming duets.
In addition to those accomplishments, 1989 also produced a sold-out United States tour that Swift wrapped up this fall. Taylor also earned an Emmy for her work on a behind-the-scenes documentary for making the “Blank Space” music video, which the “New Romantics” singer thought was a prank at the time.
Swift, in her down time since finishing the tour, has focused on her boyfriend Calvin Harris. Taylor shared images of the two that sent her Instagram account soaring over the holidays. Rumors that Swift and Harris had trouble brewing in the relationship have proven false thus far, the Inquisitr previously reported.
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