Listening to Cruel Summer again after seeing it performed live makes me wish the mix on the album went a bit harder. It sounds watered down in comparison to the live version.
She let herself down bad with Me! It truly lingers in my assessment of her to this day, and her so-called genius will always be tainted by the fact that she wrote it, recorded it, and released it as her lead single. It tarneshed the entire Lover era for sure because the album is pretty good apart from that song. She’s still 99% genius though.
I mean, she's a terrible visual artist. Every single album has had visuals with the taste level of a five minute Pintrest browse no matter how good the music has been.The single choices for Lover, title track aside, were as rotted as the art direction. She lowkey set herself up on that one