STORY OF SONG
“tolerate it” is the fifth song from Taylor Swift’s latest album “evermore”, which was released through Republic Records in December 2020. “tolerate it” was written by Swift and the producer of most of the “evermore” songs, Aaron Dessner.
“tolerate it” is a slow building ballad with piano, where Swift discusses a struggle of an unrequited love in the sense of an individual that doesn’t pay someone who does a lot for them much attention. Speaking at the Apple Music Awards, Swift stated that she wrote “tolerate it” based on a book titled “Rebecca” by Daphne du Marier, and felt that both her and Rebecca had a lot of similarities:
“When I was reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and I was thinking, ‘Wow, her husband just tolerates her. She’s doing all these things and she’s trying so hard and she’s trying to impress him, and he’s just tolerating her the whole time. There was a part of me that was relating to that, because at some point in my life, I felt that way.”
There is currently no music video for “tolerate it”, however there is an official lyric video available via YouTube. Uploaded to Taylor Swift’s channel on the 19th December 2020, the lyric video currently has 3.4 million views and over 132 thousand likes.
Release Date: 11th December 2020
Songwriter/s: Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift
Producer: Aaron Dessner
Chart Rankings: “tolerate it” did not secure a place in the mainstream chart, but the song does have almost 35 million global streams on Spotify.
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