'Literally a legend': Taylor Swift lauded as Clara Bow's family praises pop star for 'TTPD' song inspired by late actress

'Literally a legend': Taylor Swift lauded as Clara Bow's family praises pop star for 'TTPD' song inspired by late actress
Following the release of 'The Tortured Poets Department,' there was a discussion involving Clara Bow's great-granddaughters (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Taylor Swift's latest album, 'TTPD,' has quickly taken the spotlight since its release on Friday, April 19. Adding to the buzz, Clara Bow's great-granddaughters have offered their reflections on Swift's new track named after the iconic 1920s actress.

Following the release of 'The Tortured Poets Department,' there was a discussion involving Clara Bow's great-granddaughters, Nicole Sisneros and Brittany Grace Bell, who are the granddaughters of Bow's son, Rex Bell Jr.

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The conversation revolved around the album's closing track, where Swift delves into her past, touching on themes of heartbreak and media scrutiny, as per People.

What did Clara Bow's family say about the song? 

Upon their initial listen, Sisneros expressed being instantly enveloped in "chills," elaborating that the track "poetically draws parallels between Clara Bow and Taylor."

“Both raw and amazingly talented artists,” Sisneros said, while she referenced the two "It" girls. “My family and I love the song and are thankful for Taylor connecting with Clara’s legacy through her songwriting.”

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Bell was particularly struck by the line, "This town is fake, but you're the real thing." She interprets Swift's words as alluding to "how Clara Bow was unapologetically herself despite the media noise in Hollywood and societal norms of the 1920s and 1930s."

"The song to me feels ethereal and somewhat melancholy,” Bell continues. About the track's lyric, “All your life, did you know / You'd be picked like a rose?” Bell continues, “Clara was a ‘rose’ that was picked by the men of Hollywood who capitalized on her fame and talent. I think it perfectly encapsulates how she would feel as the ‘It’ girl of Hollywood.”

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The similarities continue to unfold! Before the album's debut, Swift unveiled a new music video for 'Fortnight' featuring Post Malone. Many fans speculated that Swift was paying homage to Bow through her makeup, which featured thin eyebrows and black lipstick with a prominent Cupid's bow.

“She has the same sultry stare that was signature of Clara Bow,” Sisneros said of Swift’s music video look. “And there’s no denying the precise application of the lipstick.”

“It’s really remarkable for Clara to be back in the media attention, 100 years later,” Bell says of her great-grandmother. “That’s a testament to her legacy. I hope this inspires the younger generation to learn about Clara’s story and feel inspired by her perseverance.”

Internet reacts to the song about Clara Bow

Several social media users were overwhelmed with Clara Bow's song. A social media user wrote on Facebook, "She will be remembered.… Being remembered is legendary. Thankyou Tay."

A user wrote, "She knows how to write hit after hit song! She also is a good human and gives back to a lot of people and causes."

Another said, "Only Taylor Swift can do that." A user wrote, "Taylor is a legend and an amazing human! Love her! xo."

Another user wrote, "She's definitely making good money and fan base is over the top. Keep on keeping on girl. I couldn't identify your music from Bounce' or any pop music icons. Just giving a atta girl where it's due."

A user said, "Taylor is so kind and a true legend." Another said, "If you actually listen to the context of the song and the viewpoint she sings it in, its amazing."

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