Taylor Swift
“Gorgeous”

A baby utters the word “gorgeous,” a wave of existential dread and regret washes over the listener, and the primary motif for Taylor Swift’s new single “Gorgeous” is revealed. A predictable venture into saccharine, expertly (read: scientifically) constructed radio-pop, Swift’s new track will probably be called a “return to form,” the “form” being the music of the singer’s good 2014 album, 1989. Even the content is, in a sense, a “return to form” for Swift: the song is about a man who she finds to be gorgeous and wants to hook up with, despite the fact that she has a boyfriend. Ah yes, the tragic turn that many of us know all too well: the relatable plight of being very hot and alienating everyone around you. In spite of the song’s tepid horniness, “Gorgeous” is probably going to be the new “getting ready to go out” anthem of millions of people and rightly so — we’re all gorgeous, and this song is about all of us.

Here’s this passage: “You make me so happy/ It turns back to sad/ There’s nothing I hate more than what I can’t have/ Guess I’ll just stumble on home to my cats/ Alone/ Unless you wanna come along…”

Ah, to be gorgeous. Who is this song about? Maybe it’s you. Maybe it’s me. You free this weekend?

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CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.

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