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Who is Taylor Swift's "ME!" about?


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Todd L Ross
June 25, 2019 7:46PM

When Taylor Swift releases a song, the internet immediately begins buzzing, and the April 26, 2019 release of “ME!” was no different. The song, which features guest vocals from Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, seems like a joyous self affirmation, but some of the lyrics are clearly directed toward someone specific.

Some of those lyrics:

"Baby doll, when it comes to a lover
I promise that you'll never find another like me
I'm the only one of me
Baby, that's the fun of me
You're the only one of you
Baby, that's the fun of you
And I promise that nobody's gonna love you like me"

Like many of Swift’s songs, “ME!” seems to draw on the singer’s real-life romantic experiences, and many fans postulated that it was about Swift’s current boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. Alwyn, an English actor, has been dating Swift since late 2016, though the couple has kept their relationship relatively private.

"Taylor really got lucky to meet Joe, and she is the first one to say it,” a source close to the couple told People. “Joe really is one of a kind. …Keeping it private from the beginning really helped their relationship. They were able to get to know each other in peace.”

Needless to say, Swift hasn’t confirmed the theory that “ME!” is about Alwyn.

"‘ME!’ is a song about embracing your individuality and really celebrating it, and owning it,” Swift told Good Morning America. “I think that with a pop song, we have the ability to get a melody stuck in people’s heads, and I want it to be one that makes them feel better about themselves."