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Lover is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on August 23, 2019, via Republic Records. Motivated by her positive experience on her Reputation Stadium Tour (2018), Swift sought to make an album with bright and lighter tones focusing on the foundational strengths of her songcraft, recalibrating from the dark style of its predecessor, Reputation(2017). Lover is Swift’s first album after parting ways with her former label Big Machine Records, which resulted in a highly publicized dispute for the ownership of the masters to all of the albums she released before.
Swift enlisted producers Jack Antonoff, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes, and Joel Little, and recorded Lover akin to her live performances, emulating concert-based vocals. Described by her as “a love letter to love itself”, the lyrical scope of Lover covers all facets of love, ranging from contentment, infatuation, endearment, lust, and heartache, to political themes such as feminism, equality, and disillusionment. Musically, it is a retro-styled pop record, combining dream pop, synth-pop, electropop, and pop rock genres with country, punk, funk, and folk elements, characterized by upbeat arrangements, midtempo rhythms and atmospheric synthesizers. Lover features guest vocals from the Chicks and Brendon Urie, and employs a summer festivity-inspired aesthetic.
I Forgot That You Existed
I Think He Knows
Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince
Death By A Thousand Cuts
You Need To Calm Down
ME! (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco)
It’s Nice To Have A Friend