"You Need to Calm Down" is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on June 14, 2019, as the second single off her upcoming seventh studio album, Lover. Swift wrote and produced the song with Joel Little, who also co-wrote and co-produced the previous single "Me!". Swift addresses homophobia and her critics in the song.
The music video was directed by Drew Kirsch and Swift, and executive produced by Todrick Hall and Swift. It was released on June 17, 2019, after a premiere on Good Morning America. The video featured a large number of celebrity cameos, many of whom identify as LGBT. In order of appearance, the list includes dancer Dexter Mayfield, YouTuber Hannah Hart, actress Laverne Cox, model Chester Lockhart, entertainer Todrick Hall, singer Hayley Kiyoko, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, lawyer Justin Mikita, singer Ciara, television series Queer Eye's Fab Five (Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness), figure skater Adam Rippon, singer Adam Lambert, television personality Ellen DeGeneres, entertainer Billy Porter, entertainer RuPaul, singer Katy Perry, and actor Ryan Reynolds. The appearance of Perry serves as an end to a dispute between the two, although both artists had publicly ended the feud several months prior. A number of impersonators, most of whom drag queens and past contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race, also appear in the video impersonating various female singers.File Hashes