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Taylor Swift's new song is helping mums process miscarriages

Emily Brown

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Taylor Swift's new song is helping mums process miscarriages

Featured Image Credit: Youtube/Taylor Swift/Instagram

A new song featured on Taylor Swift's latest album has been praised by women who have found it's helped them to process miscarriages.

Swift dropped a series of new tracks with her tenth album Midnights on Friday (21 October), as well as a '3am' edition which was released three hours later.

The singer described the tracks on the initial album as 'the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout [her] life', but the 3am edition featured 'other songs [they] wrote on [their] journey to find that magic 13'.

Swift dropped the track on her '3am' version of Midnights. Credit: Instagram/@taylorswift
Swift dropped the track on her '3am' version of Midnights. Credit: Instagram/@taylorswift
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"I'm calling them 3am tracks. Lately I’ve been loving the feeling of sharing more of our creative process with you, like we do with From The Vault tracks. So it’s 3am and I’m giving them to you now," Swift explained.

There are 20 songs in total across the albums, but it's one track in particular that caught the attention of those who have experienced grief and loss, especially with an unborn child.

The song in question is 'Bigger Than The Whole Sky', and reads: "Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye/ You were bigger than the whole sky / You were more than just a short time / And I've got a lot to pine about, I've got a lot to live without / I'm never gonna meet. What could've been, would've been / What should've been you / What could've been, would've been you."

Swift doesn't appear to have commented publicly on the meaning of the song, but many listeners believe it to be about miscarriage, with one Twitter user writing: "Taylor Swift once said she wanted people to have a song for every moment of their life.

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"If people who have had a miscarriage can relate to and find comfort in Bigger Than The Whole Sky, I think that's really beautiful and powerful. Please listen to this song."

Many people have related the song to losing a child. Credit: Twitter/@MissFritzy
Many people have related the song to losing a child. Credit: Twitter/@MissFritzy

Following the release of the track last week, a number of listeners have taken to social media to discuss their own experiences with the loss of a child, with many thanking Swift for the release of 'Bigger Than The Whole Sky'.

One fan wrote on Twitter: "I had a miscarriage in June. I'm not over it. I'm not OK.I haven't been able to put it into words but this song has done it for me.

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"Of course it's subjective but that what it means to me. Thank you @taylorswift13."

There are some listeners who believe the track may be about a breakup, or about death in general, but regardless of its intended meaning, it's clear this a hard-hitting song with a long of meaning.

Tyla has reached out to representatives for Swift for comment.

If you need support and advice following a pregnancy loss, you can contact the Tommy’s team at [email protected]. You can also call them for free on 0800 014 7800 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Topics: Parenting, Music, Celebrity

Emily Brown
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