Taylor Swift has announced 'Lover,' a new album arriving this August

Taylor Swift has announced 'Lover,' a new album arriving this August

"Lover", her seventh full-length release, is coming out August 23. " Swifties were absolutely thrilled to receive any form of new Swift music, but with all the hype leading up to the release date, fans were expecting a full album, not just a single". A couple months ago, she released "ME!"

It's not unusual for Taylor Swift to release a song about all of the people who take issue with her, her music, and the way she tends to exist - reputation was essentially a slick repudiation of everyone who talked shit about her post-2016 - but her new tune, You Need To Calm Down, is different.

The 29-year-old musician hosted an Instagram Live where she shared tons of new tidbits about the record, and even shared the artwork.

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"I wanted you to hear the song first, then see the video". It's in a long line of anti-haters singles from Swift, but this time she's returning fire not just at her own detractors but dedicating a significant portion of the song to taking on homophobes... very cheerfully, in keeping with all other recent Swift mood signifiers. The video will debut a few days later on June 17. "There's a lot that i've been so excited about an wanted to wait until the right time". The album will have 18 songs total, and if you couldn't tell from its title, it's going heavy on the romance. I think you can find romance in loneliness or sadness or going through a conflict or dealing with things in your life. "I think it just looks at these things with a very romantic gaze". Deseret News dove deep into Swift's Entertainment Weekly cover story in May, which hinted at "Lover's" direction, tone and collaborators via pins on the singer's jacket.

Swift went on to discuss the album itself, revealing that the release date - Aug. 23 - adds up to the star's lucky number, 13: August (the eighth month of the year), plus two and three. And not just simply thematically, like it's all love songs or something.