Watch | Taylor Swift gathers LGBTQ celebrities for her new video for 'You Need to Calm Down'

The new single will feature in her upcoming seventh studio album 'Lovers'


Words: Steve Brown

Taylor Swift has released the official video for her new single ‘You Need to Calm Down’ and it’s everything you need.

Following on from the success of ‘ME!’, the singer has dropped the second single from her upcoming seventh studio album ‘Lover’ – set for release on August 23.

The lyrics of the second verse see Taylor sing: "You are somebody that we don't know / But you're comin' at my friends like a missile / Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD? (You could be GLAAD) / Sunshine on the street at the parade / But you would rather be in the dark ages / Makin' that sign must've taken all night."

The pre-chorus goes on: "You just need to take several seats and then try to restore the peace / And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate / 'Cause shade never made anybody less gay."

And now, we can see the extent of LGBTQ stars the singer has managed to get to star.

These include Adam Lambert, Adam Rippon, Adore Delano, A'keria Chanel Davenport, Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Bobby Berk, Chester Lockhart, Ciara, Delta Work, Dexter Mayfield, Ellen DeGeneres, Hannah Hart, Hayley Kiyoko, Jade Jolie, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jonathan Van Ness, Justin Mikita, Laverne Cox, Karamo Brown, Katy Perry, Riley Knoxx, RuPaul, Ryan Reynolds, Tan France, Tatianna, Trinity K. Bonet, Trinity the Tuck and  Todrick Hall – who also produce the video.

Watch the video below: