For anyone hoping for a more conventional Taylor Swift single from her forthcoming sixth album, “Reputation,” the third time’s the charm, as “Gorgeous” finally provides some of the conventional pleasures that only a pop song about falling deeply in crush can.
Like “Enchanted”, “Gorgeous” is a sweet song about becoming besotted to the point of shyness while circling an object of desire at a social gathering.
The main difference between then and now is the references to these suddenly desires being influenced by being under the influence: “You should take it as a compliment that I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk,” is the opening line.
Or are we? Speculation immediately ran rampant that the song is about her rumored boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn, with the soon-to-be-forgotten older dude in the disco possibly representing her past with one of the world’s more famous DJ types, Calvin Harris.
In the past, Swift’s references to eye color have been a veritable decoder ring to real-life lyrical assignations.
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