Taylor Swift has formally confirmed that the names utilized in her new track “Betty” have been taken from folks she is aware of ― particularly, her buddies’ children.
On Wednesday, a fan named Laura posted a video on Instagram of herself listening to nation radio. You possibly can hear Swift speaking on the radio about how she was impressed to write down the 14th track on “Folklore,” her newest album.
Swift explains that the track is about a teen who simply misplaced the love of his life and is experiencing what it’s like to present a heartfelt apology for the primary time.
“Everyone makes errors, everyone actually messes up typically. This can be a track that I wrote from the angle of a 17-year-old boy. I at all times liked that in music you’ll be able to sort of slip into completely different identities and you may sing from different folks’s views. In order that’s what I did on this one,” she shares, earlier than confirming one thing that followers have been questioning about for days.
“I named all of the characters on this story after my buddies’ children, and I hope you prefer it.”
For the reason that launch of “Folklore” final month, followers have been musing about “Betty.” For one, the observe has resonated extensively throughout the queer group as a result of, as New York Journal put it, the track references “Longing. Unrequited love. Skateboards. Gender bending. Rumors. A harmonica! All the things about this track screams queer.”
Moreover, the track contains a number of names which might be fairly clearly related.
“Betty, I do know the place all of it went incorrect,” sings Swift at one level, adopted later by: “You heard the rumors from Inez / You possibly can’t imagine a phrase she says” and “She mentioned, ‘James, get in, let’s drive.’”
Many followers shortly famous that James and Inez are the names of Blake Vigorous and Ryan Reynolds’ two eldest daughters. Nonetheless, the title of their third daughter, who was born in October, has not but been launched to the general public.
Notably, Swift is superb buddies with Vigorous so it stands to purpose that if the brand new track is dropping clues like followers hope, Vigorous and Reynolds’ 10-month-old is called Betty.
PoliFonics has reached out to representatives for Vigorous and Reynolds for extra data.
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