“Dorothea” by Taylor Swift
On “Dorothea”, Taylor Swift takes on the role of a male who is addressing his old flame. And to make a long story short, the said lady, Dorothea, left behind her small-town origins some time ago. She left her hometown in the pursuit of the dream of becoming a Hollywood celebrity. And she was in fact successful at that endeavor. So now her ex is reaching out to her in a sentimental sort of way. And what he is telling her is that even though she has seemingly changed and perhaps even forgot about her past, he will always love her. And as such if she ever does tire of the false relationships which define Hollywood, she can always return home to him.
Aaron Dessner, the producer of Dorothea, is also credited with co-writing the tune alongside Taylor Swift.
At the time of the song’s release on December 11th, 2020, there is a popular theory swirling about that Dorothea is actually a pseudonym for pop superstar Selena Gomez, who happens to be one of Taylor Swift’s homeys. However, Swift has clarified that like most of the songs on “Evermore”, the album this track is featured on, the characters are fictitious.
“Dorothea” is a product of Republic Records. It is one of the outstanding songs on “Evermore”. Below are other fun-favorites from this album: