Fan theories for Taylor Swift’s latest project are coming in thick and fast, the latest of which being that one of it’s songs is based on the new series of The Crown.
The fifth track of ‘evermore’ falls in line with the time old Taylor Swift tradition of each album’s fifth track being especially thematically vulnerable.
This time around, ‘tolerate it’ depicts the enduring nature of a failing, unhealthy relationship which fans have speculated resonates with Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana’s downfall.
Having still been working on ‘evermore’ right up until a week before release, it’s not that hard to believe that she may have been inspired by their turbulent times, now immortalised in the Netflix series.
The discussion first began in the comments section of the song’s lyric video, which has already reached 1.7 million views.
One of the top comments of the song’s lyric video reads: ‘This reminds me of the relationship Princess Diana and Charles had, anyone else? Maybe I’m just very lost! Haha’
Another reads: ‘plot: diana knows charles doesnt love her but she begs him to chose her over camilla. she wants him to love her, not just tolerate her’
After a very personal collection of albums spanning over a decade, Swift has maintained that this era of her career has been spawned from imagination and placing herself in the shoes of other people.
When announcing the release of ‘folklore’ earlier this year, she explained it was rooted in characters, ‘writing about or from the perspective of people I’ve never met, people I’ve known, or those I wish I hadn’t.’
Similar has been said in the statement for it’s sister album, released last Friday, which describes loving ‘the escapism I found in these imaginary/not imaginary tales.’
Whether this specific theory is true or not, it was welcome distraction from everything else that’s going on in the world right now.