Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ credits reveal writers including Zoë Kravitz and Joe Alwyn
By Lisa Fernandez (CNN)
(CNN) – To the sounds of a piano, a woman in a white robe emerges from the shadows in a hotel room in New York City. On her back is a blanket with an image of Midnights – Swift’s favorite Disney character – written on it.
Just as Swift entered a studio in Los Angeles to record a song with her new band, she came out singing another Disney tune. It’s all part of the song “Happy,” from her new album, “Red.”
In song, Swift takes aim at Donald Trump’s presidency. She sings, “Look at him with that nasty grin. Look at him with that nasty grin. Oh, he’s so evil. Look at his voice. Like he has a disease.”
She also uses the song to address the rise of the alt-right and the alt-light, her former label and her collaborators.
“Happy” has no shortage of references to other Disney films: there’s Goofy, the Little Mermaid, Mulan and, of course, “The Lion King.”
On “Happy,” Swift, the pop star, says she’s taking “a stand against the haters” who “will find a way to destroy your dreams, your heart and your life.”
Swift plays the piano in a studio in Los Angeles and sings “Happy” on a song by her new band, Swift, featuring Brendon Urie (who recently broke up with Kravitz) and John Mayer, the singer-guitarist from the band Panic At The Disco.
“Happy” was inspired by Swift’s meeting with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The song was written by Swift and Joe Alwyn, who has written many of Swift’s songs, including “Red.”
In his own interview with CNN, Alwyn said Swift is a “powerful lyric