For years, Taylor Swift has been teasing her fans with lyrics that could be related to her personal life, leaving them to guess endlessly about who she’s referring to. Now, as the pop singer is set to release a new album, she has once again fueled speculation about her love life. This time, fans believe that her latest release, “Dorothea,” is about her former best friend, Selena Gomez, and her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber.
As soon as Swift released the track list for her album, “Evermore,” which includes “Dorothea” as one of the songs, fans started piecing together the clues. Many believe that the song is a response to Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” which was rumored to be about Selena Gomez. The lyrics of “Dorothea” include lines like “Hey, Dorothea, do you ever stop and think about me?” and “You got shiny friends since you left town; a tiny screen’s the only place I see you now.”
Fans believe that Swift is referencing Gomez’s rise to fame and how their relationship changed. The two were close friends for years before reportedly falling out in 2019, but Swift’s lyrics suggest that she still misses the old days. The reference to “tiny screens” could be a nod to Gomez’s Instagram presence, where she has a massive following.
However, it’s the line about “shiny friends” that has stirred the most speculation. Bieber’s wife, Hailey Baldwin, is a prominent model, and fans believe that Swift may be using the phrase to reference Bieber’s new life with her since he and Gomez split in early 2018.
While none of these theories have been confirmed by Swift, fans are convinced that “Dorothea” is her way of expressing her thoughts and feelings about these two people. Swift has never been one to shy away from writing about her life and loves, and fans have become accustomed to trying to decode her lyrics to find out who or what she’s referring to.
It’s also not the first time fans have speculated about a Swift song being about Justin and Selena. In her 2017 hit “Gorgeous,” Swift sings about a “blue-eyed boy” who has a girlfriend but “looks at me like I’m the one that’s gonna make you want to ditch her.” Fans immediately made the connection to Bieber, who has blue eyes and was in a long-term relationship with Gomez at the time of the song’s release.
Some fans even went as far as to decode the colors of the album’s artwork, theorizing that the blues and greens hint at a continuation of the Justin and Selena love story. While these are all just theories, it shows how dedicated and invested Swift’s fans are in her music and personal life.
The rumors and speculation about the song only add to the excitement around Swift’s new album, which has been hailed as a surprise release. The album, which is a follow-up to her critically acclaimed “Folklore,” was announced just a few days before its release, giving fans little time to prepare for what’s to come.
In addition to “Dorothea,” the album also features collaborations with Haim, Bon Iver, and Aaron Dessner of The National. Like “Folklore,” “Evermore” is an introspective and moody album that deals with themes of loss, love, and longing.
Whether or not “Dorothea” is really about Justin and Selena, there’s no denying that Swift has once again managed to captivate her fans with her music and storytelling. As one of the most successful artists of this generation, she has shown time and again that she has a unique ability to connect with her fans on a deeply personal level, and it’s clear that they will continue to speculate and decode her lyrics, trying to get a glimpse into her world.
In conclusion, fans will always speculate about Taylor Swift’s songs and who they could be about, and it’s part of her magic as an artist. Whether or not “Dorothea” is really about Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber is something only Swift knows for sure, but what is certain is that her fans will be eagerly awaiting her new album and taking every word she sings to heart.