The Grammy-winner and ‘Amsterdam’ actress revealed how ‘Mad Men’ and her partner Joe Alwyn are behind the song ‘Lavender Haze’.
Taylor Swift took a cue from Mad Men for Midnights.
The Grammy winner revealed in an Instagram video that the title of the upcoming song, “Lavender Haze,” was borrowed from a phrase she heard on the critically acclaimed drama series. (It appears in Season 2 Episode 12, “The Mountain King”.) The song is the first track on the album Midnights, out October 21st.
“I came across the phrase ‘Lavender Haze’ while watching ‘Mad Men’ and I looked it up because I thought it sounded cool and it turned out to be a common phrase used in used in the ’50s where it would only describe being in love,” Swift said, citing the definition as “an all-encompassing glow of love” that is “really beautiful.”
Swift continued, “I think if you’re in the ‘Lavender Haze’ you’re going to theoretically do whatever it takes to stay there and not let people pull you down from that cloud. I think a lot of people are having to deal with this now, not just “public figures” because we live in the age of social media and when the world finds out you’re in love with someone, they’re privy to the weighing.”
Swift and actor Joe Alwyn have been romantic partners since 2016. The Stars at Noon actor also turned out to be an inspiration for Swift’s Lavender Haze.
“In my six-year relationship, we’ve had to dodge weird rumors, tabloid stuff, and we just ignore it,” said the “All Too Well” singer. “So this song is about ignoring this stuff to protect the real stuff.”
Swift’s penchant for high-flying television is well documented, with the Cats actress’ cat even being named after Mariska Hargitay’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit character Olivia Benson. Most recently, Swift starred (and sang) in Amsterdam alongside Christian Bale, John David Washington and Margot Robbie.
https://www.indiewire.com/2022/10/taylor-swift-midnights-mad-men-1234770959/ Taylor Swift: “Midnights” track was inspired by “Mad Men”.