Taylor Swift’s ‘The Archer’ Lyrics Are a Raw Look at Her Struggles With Friends and Relationships

@ELLE @Alyssa Bailey Taylor Swift announced the release of a surprise new song during her livestream this afternoon: “The Archer”—one that really explores how her own vulnerability and difficulty trusting people. (“All the king’s horses, all the king’s men / Couldn’t put me together again / ‘Cause all of my enemies started out friends / …

The Jonas Brothers’ ‘Hesitate’ Lyrics Are the Very Real ‘Love Letter’ Joe Wrote for Sophie Turner

@ELLE @Alyssa Bailey Back in April, months before the Jonas Brothers’ comeback album Happiness Beginswas slotted to come out, Nick Jonas gave away what track on the album his brother Joe Jonas wrote about his now-wife, then-fiancée Sophie Turner. Nick described the song “Hesitate” to Billboard as Joe’s “love letter” to Sophie. And it truly is a raw, …

Miley Cyrus’s ‘Mother’s Daughter’ Music Video Is One Big Political Statement

@ELLE @Alyssa Bailey Miley Cyrus just released her celeb-packed “Mother’s Daughter” video, and it is one of her most bluntly political music videos ever. Cyrus incorporates feminist messages throughout the video, from “virginity is a social construct” to “not an object” (i.e., don’t objectify women), which flash on the screen. But she doesn’t do it …