What do [lastfm]Rihanna[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Eminem[/lastfm]’s “Love The Way You Lie,” [lastfm]KeSha[/lastfm]’s “We R Who We R,” and now [lastfm]Taylor Swift[/lastfm]’s new single “Mean” have in common? They all tackle hard issues like domestic violence, LGBT bullying, and emotional abuse.
Lately, pop stars have stepped up and addressed some serious societal problems within the normally light-hearted context of the pop music industry. Swift’s “Mean” is no exception.
With lyrics like, “You, with the switching sides/And wildfire lies, and humiliation/And you, have pointed out my flaws again/As if I don’t already see them,” Swift addresses how “mean” her critics and people in general can be.
In terms of handling the subject of misguided hating and abusive criticism, it’s a pretty great song and a testament to the fact that Swift really does get her inspiration from her life. We like this sound on Taylor Swift instead of the cutesy love songs that she normally breaks out as singles. Are we finally getting to see the true Taylor Swift?
- What do you think of Taylor Swift’s new single “Mean?” How do you handle haters and criticism? Let us know in the comments!