Taylor Swift continues feeding our need for her brand of new folk pop music during this seemingly endless pandemic lock down. Fans have poured hours into deciphering the meaning of songs from her latest album folklore. Turns out they were right, as one track references the children of a close celebrity friend.
The pop star told Country Radio characters’ names from the work are inspired by the names of friends’ kids. In particular, the track “betty” refers to Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ third daughter, born October of last year.
"Everybody makes mistakes, everybody really messes up sometimes and this is a song that I wrote from the perspective of a 17-year-old boy,” she said. “I've always loved that in music you can kinda slip into different identities and you can sing from other people's perspectives. So that's what I did on this one."
Dig a bit deeper into the song’s lyrics and another Reynolds family member makes an appearance. Swift sings, “You heard the rumors from Inez. You can't believe a word she says." Inez being the couple’s 3 ½ year old daughter.
Tay’s eight studio album has taken the music world by storm, debuting #1 on both the Billboard #Hot100 and #Billboard200 in the same week. Considering her immense career success, the news still warranted a Rock meme to express all the feels.
Friday fans also got their first listen to the bonus track, "The Lakes," available to those that purchased a physical copy of the album.