Taylor Swift’s “Gorgeous” describes a fully intoxicating infatuation in the form of unrequited love. The man in Taylor’s attention is so impossibly attractive, she feels compelled to be with him even though she already has a boyfriend. It seems to play with the rumors that she cheated on DJ Calvin Harris with actor Tom Hiddleston in 2016.
The third song released from reputation, it was first teased on October 19, 2017, when Taylor posted a short snippet of the track on Instagram. She also hosted a secret album listening party at her home in Rhode Island for a handpicked selection of fans the night before. Some of these fans, along with those who attended the London Secret Session the week before, took to social media to express their love for the song.
Fans have speculated the song is about Taylor’s rumored boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn. During the Rhode Island secret session, she told fans that this song and all the other positive love songs on the album are about him. Although they are not allowed to say much until the album comes out, she wanted her fans to clarify this in online discussions. She also liked multiple posts on Tumblr about this subject as further confirmation.
Taylor reportedly revealed the identity of the child in her Rhode Island secret listening sessions. It is rumored to be the daughter of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, but the true identity will be finally revealed with the official album launch.