Taylor Swift dropped her sixth studio album ‘Reputation’ and released a heartfelt letter along with it.
Fans who purchased a physical copy of the album was treated to a copy of Taylor’s letter.
In the letter Taylor admits that her mistakes have been used against her, and hits back at people for trivialising her songwriting and other aspects in life.
She writes: ”I’ve been in the public eye since I was 15 years old. On the beautiful, lovely side of that, I’ve been so lucky to make music for a living and look out into crowds of loving, vibrant people. On the other side of the coin, my mistakes have been used against me, my heartbreaks have been used as entertainment, and my songwriting has been trivialized as ‘oversharing’.
Taylor also admits she has learned a lot about people recently, including that she only knows her friends in a ”certain light” and warns supporters about the ”after-effects” of social media.
She writes: ”This is the first generation that will be able to look back on their entire life story documented in pictures on the internet, and together we will all discover the after-effects of that. Ultimately, we post photos online to curate what strangers think of us. But then we wake up, look in the mirror at our faces and see the cracks and scars and blemishes, and cringe. (sic)”
The letter concludes with a cryptic ending.
She writes: ”Let me say it again, louder for those in the back …
”We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them that they have chosen to show us.
”There will be no further explanation.
”There will be just reputation.”
‘Reputation’ features a collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Future, titled ‘End Game’, and her recently released singles ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ and ‘…Ready for It?’.